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St Cuthbert's Coop

Milk Deliveries

St Cuthbert's Coop Milk Deliveries  -  Comely Bank, 1959

St Cuthbert's horse-drawn milk float with milkwomen at Comely Bank in 1959

©  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA (formerly based at RAF Kirknewton, near Edinburgh)

Recollections

1.

Al Lorentzen

Inverness, Illinois, USA

Thank you to Al Lorentzen for allowing me to reproduce the top photograph above, taken in 1959.

Al wrote:

1959

"This milk cart looks different from most I have seen on the  EdinPhoto EdinPhoto site.

See, it was a milkwoman with a young lass as her helpmate.  I took this photo in 1959 in the Comely Bank area of Edinburgh."

Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA:  February 12, 2012

Recollections

2.

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Thank you to Al Lorentzen for allowing me to reproduce the top photograph above, taken in 1959.

Al wrote:

Milk Delivery Carts

"At one time, all milk delivery carts looked like the one in this photo taken by  Al Lorentzen.

 St Cuthbert's horse-drawn milk float with milkwomen at Comely Bank in 1959 ©

St Cuthbert's later removed the roof and its supports and continued with flat-bed carts until they were discontinued in the mid-1980s.

It looks like a Ford Popular or Prefect in the background of Al's photo."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  February 17, 2012

Recollections

3.

Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote:

Milkwoman

"Al made comment (in 'Recollections 1' above) about there being a being a female milkman in this photo:

 St Cuthbert's horse-drawn milk float with milkwomen at Comely Bank in 1959 ©

I doubt that very much.  I certainly never heard of any.    The person on the cart is probably a milk boy/girl, and I'm doubtful that the lady on the pavement is a milk woman.  She is not carrying any bottles, empty or full, probably.  She is likely to be  just someone passing. 

Milk Carts

Al also commented that he had not seen that type of car,t but I am sure the one that delivered to Broughton Road was that covered style.

I think that the covered carts are converted from the original delivery carts for grocery deliveries which my dad worked on as a cart laddie back in 1920s." 

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  February 17, 2012

Recollections

4.

Ian Young

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Ian Young who wrote:

Learmonth Avenue

"It was great to see Al Lorentzenís photo of the Store milk cart in Comely Bank.

 St Cuthbert's horse-drawn milk float with milkwomen at Comely Bank in 1959 ©

I was brought up round the corner.  The photo was taken in Learmonth Avenue, looking towards Comely Bank Road.

In the background is Gillies the chemist, McPherson the fruiterer and a hairdressers that I canít remember the name of.

Behind him would have been:

-   MacKenzieís grocers shop

-  Scottís sweetie shop

-  one or two more that I canít bring to mind.

Ian Young, Hawick, Borders, Scotland:  February 17, 2012

 

 

Scotmid  Milk Deliveries

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