Milk delivery in town ended many years ago, but way back in 1915 there was a type of milk delivery service offered by John Squires of the Empire Hotel. For a long time, milk delivery to homes was the norm. I remember when the milkman used to come around in an open wagon with a team of horses. Later on, vans were used. The “milk delivery” in the ad involved having your cows taken out of town to good pasture and returned twice a day for milking – somewhat less sophisticated than later forms of milk delivery!
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger