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Search Aspect ( milk float )
Location - Leeds & District

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Low Street Farm Milk Float for Carnival (West Ardsley)
Black & White imageUndated. This milk float from Low Street Farm, just off old Thorpe Lane, is prepared for a carnival. A life size dummy of a woman wearing a headscarf and with hand on hip is positioned on the float. The children, including a toddler dressed in white, are smartly dressed for the occasion. The horse looks well groomed and has been given a number 21. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Victoria Road, Stubley's farmyard, milk float (Morley)
Black & White imageUndated. This is a typical milk float or delivery cart, owned by Mr. Harrison (in the float) and his son Luther (by the horse) before and just after the First World War. At that time milk was delivered to homes in large cans and the housewife came to the door with a container, ususally a pint jug, and asked for as much milk as she wanted. This was then taken out of the can with a special gill or pint ladle and poured into the jug while being held over the can to stop any spillage. There was no leaving the milk on the doorstep as bottling and pasteurising were not yet common. Although milk rounds started early in the morning many people were up when the milkman called since all the other factories and mills started early e.g. 6am to 7am. If somebody wasn't up or missed the milkman they had a second chance because there were generally two rounds per day. The Harrison family business had a building in the Town End, Morley, and it was in this area that they made their round. Fortunately the farms were nearby and could deliver to the dairy, though this picture was taken in Stubley's farmyard (later Lindley's) off Victoria Road. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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