John Attrill on Milk
I think we used to have start milking at about 6 o’clock in the morning.
It would take three men to milk and there was one to carry the milk away ‘cos the milk then was brought down to what was the dairy which was on the end of this house and you had to tip it through a cooler and so there were three milking and one carrying away in the morning, and in the afternoon, just three to milk.
So each man would have to milk 10 or a dozen.
Interestingly when I first remember it was taken in churns in a milk float drawn by a cob down to the Royal National Hospital as was then, St Lawrence, Ventnor but the idea of the Hospital having raw milk today would be … that went on for a number of years.
Big 17 gallon churns, you know.