Topic categories:

Industry, Business and Work

Coventry dairies

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

First pagePrevious page

Displaying 61 to 73 of 73 posts

Page 5 of 5

1 2 3 4 5
No actionNo action
73 posts:
Order:    

20A-Manor House
61 of 73  Mon 6th Apr 2020 8:25pm  
Off-topic / chat  

20A-Manor House
Coventry
All posts by this member
62 of 73  Sat 11th Apr 2020 12:19pm  
Member: Joined Apr 2020  Total posts:88

On 6th Apr 2020 4:28pm, Kaga simpson said: 20A-Manor House, Wow! Haven’t seen one of those cooling machines for nearly eighty years. We had one of those fitted with the whole caboodle in ‘42, milking installed through all the cowsheds, not half the fun as by hand, the milk tipped in the tray above, ran down into the tray below, into a milk churn, cold water ran inside.
Kaga. From a 4ft x 3ft poster I have. Just for you:
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
All posts by this member
63 of 73  Sat 11th Apr 2020 4:19pm  
Member: Joined Sep 2014  Total posts:3843

Thank you Manor House. Did you know an inspector went round, checked the bottles on your vehicle, if you had a bottle from some other firm you were fined heavily. The government restricted your street runs, each milk round had to swop customers to conserve distance, petrol and time during the war, that made the street use the same milkman more or less. Towards the end we were allowed to sell Carnation Tinned Milk.
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
20A-Manor House
Coventry
All posts by this member
64 of 73  Sun 12th Apr 2020 10:39am  
Member: Joined Apr 2020  Total posts:88

I did know that Kaga. There was a widespread misuse of churns, crates & bottles. In 1930 a firm called 'Milk Vessel Recovery Ltd' was formed to try and sort out the illegal practices of using another dairies materials. I remember back in the 1960's, after school 2 or 3 of us would play down the old mill in Alderman's Green Rd, we would walk past stacks and stacks of crates with 1000s of empty milk bottles. In one of the buildings, the bottles which had gone astray were being sorted, they were then sent back to their rightful owner/dairy. The book, 'BRITAIN'S WARTIME MILKMEN', gives a good insight to the troubled times the dairy industry faced during the war.
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
All posts by this member
65 of 73  Mon 13th Apr 2020 12:21pm  
Member: Joined Sep 2014  Total posts:3843

Manor House, There was a milk-bottling dairy at the top of the Mill Yard, so there would be a lot of empty bottles, In between the mill and the dairy, the old buildings held several large looms from the turn of the century, but historians and collectors missed them, same as they did about Manor House (Wood End) Main Pit Farm, and Main Cottages that ran the railway to the Craven.
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
20A-Manor House
Coventry
All posts by this member
66 of 73  Mon 13th Apr 2020 5:27pm  
Member: Joined Apr 2020  Total posts:88

Kaga. It could well have been a dairy when you knew it, but it was where bottles were sorted when I did. Milk Vessel Recovery Ltd had 18 depots in the UK. The 1st in Coventry was at Harris Road (1936), later moving to Harefield Rd, then to Alderman's Green around 1952. From the C.E.T.
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
20A-Manor House
Coventry
All posts by this member
67 of 73  Sun 3rd May 2020 11:47am  
Member: Joined Apr 2020  Total posts:88

Too much time spent during this lockdown on the internet and a well know auction site. I was the only bidder on these and they arrived couple of days ago. I just had to get them! Salt & Pepper pots.
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
lolipop
arley
All posts by this member
68 of 73  Sun 3rd May 2020 3:27pm  
Member: Joined Oct 2018  Total posts:28

If my memory serves me right there used to be two Co-op dairies, one in Swan Lane which was Coventry Co-op and one in Lockhurst Lane, next to the Lockhurst Lane Co-op bakery, just down from Northey Road before what was or is a garage, which there again might be on the old Co-op site. I could be wrong as I often am.
Nicholson

Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
20A-Manor House
Coventry
All posts by this member
69 of 73  Sun 3rd May 2020 5:47pm  
Member: Joined Apr 2020  Total posts:88

I've not heard of the dairy in Lockhurst Lane. The Coventry Co-operative dairy in Swan Lane opened in 1913. It was equipped to deal with 1,200 gallons of milk a week then, but at its peak in the 1970's it was upwards of 16,000 gallons of milk which left the dairy every day! They had a fleet of 26 boats which brought coal from Polesworth to their basin across the road from the dairy in Swan Lane, up to the 1920's. The Coventry Co-op dairy was the first of the Co-operatives dairies in the UK to use glass milk bottles when it opened in 1913. 1980's into the 90's, they stopped bottling milk there, it came from Leicester and they reduced the size of the dairy and there was a name change to Midlands Co-operative Society Ltd. 2018 is when they left Swan Lane site I believe. There is a new housing estate on the site with the main road into it called 'Dairy Road', and a building merchant in the last buildings used by them.
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
Helen F
Warrington
All posts by this member
70 of 73  Mon 4th May 2020 11:37pm  
Moderator: Joined Mar 2013  Total posts:2328

I thought the picture was familiar. Isn't it in the Co-op Jubilee book?
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
20A-Manor House
Coventry
All posts by this member
71 of 73  Tue 5th May 2020 10:37am  
Member: Joined Apr 2020  Total posts:88

I wasn't aware of a Co-op Jubilee book, but I am now so will seek out a copy. I have it saved on a memory stick so most likely saved it from a FB post. Edited by member, 5th May 2020 10:40 am
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
Helen F
Warrington
All posts by this member
72 of 73  Tue 5th May 2020 10:55am  
Moderator: Joined Mar 2013  Total posts:2328

Co-op Jubilee book Swan Lane dairy picture at page 260. Free to read. It's an interesting book.
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies
20A-Manor House
Coventry
All posts by this member
73 of 73  Tue 5th May 2020 11:21am  
Member: Joined Apr 2020  Total posts:88

It is indeed a interesting book. Pages 33-38 & 263-273 are of a great interest. And have only given it a quick flick through for now.
Industry, Business and Work - Coventry dairies

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

First pagePrevious page

Displaying 61 to 73 of 73 posts

Page 5 of 5

1 2 3 4 5
No actionNo action

Previous (older) topic

Coventry's Co-operative Societies
|

Next (newer) topic

GEC Telephone Works - Gosford Street
You are viewing topics in the Industry, Business and Work category
 
Home | Forum index | Forum stats | Forum help | Log out | About me | My music
Top of the page
HTML5
1,816,621

Website & counter by Rob Orland © 2020

Load time: 71ms