Archive for the ‘history of milk’ Category

Jackson’s Dairy – a Potted History

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Jackson’s Dairies was established in the 1950’s by Margaret and Alfred Jackson.

In 2007 the company sought their own supplies; buying a tanker and negotiating with farmers in the Peak District.

Jackson’s Dairies delivers 200,000 bottles of milk each month to the North West and as far south as Birmingham.

British Doorstep Milk Delivery

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
horse drawn milk float

horse drawn milk float

British milk bottles were first delivered in 1880; four times a day, by horse-drawn carts.

Doorstep delivery is becoming increasingly popular, especially for busy families.

Buying your milk this way ensures a constant supply of fresh milk, helping eliminate breakfast tears and tantrums.

Before milk bottles, milkmen directly filled the jugs of customers.

The National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors provides research and information about milk bottles.

Advertisements began to appear on milk bottles in the 1920 and used sand-blasting techniques to etch them on the glass.