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Milkmen where have they gone........
Started by: blackrodweaver (528) Report abuse
You never see milk bottle on steps like you did years ago, or pass the milkman delivering in a morning. Another thing supermarkets have put to sleep

Posted by: PeterP (6770) Report abuse
Earlier this year we cancelled our milk delivery after over 41 years because they raised the price of a PINT of milk to 69p. It is only 79p for 2 PINTS in most supermarkets,no contest

Posted by: certacito (145) Report abuse
We still have milk delivered by Kevin our cheerful milkman.We also have a newspaper delivered daily, keeps someone in a job !

Posted by: priscus (6951) Report abuse
Don't take milk, but where I live, there is still a delivery by an early morning milk-float, at around 5-00 am.

I bet a lot of his customers though, get their pinta nicked before they rise and manage to take them in.

Posted by: berylh (1702) Report abuse
I also have my milk delivered and yes it is more expensive and understandably so. I strongly believe in supporting local businesses and do so wherever possible. There are peoples jobs at stake.. It doesn't matter what the weather the milkman never fails to deliver, and on time, which is more than can be said for most other services.
Long live the independent dairy and its delivery service.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3040)  Report abuse
SUPERMARKETS the blight of our corner shops they must bear the burden of guilt.

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (57) Report abuse
Still have a doorstep milk delivery and hope to do so for a long time to come. Would rather keep our milkman in a job than support the big supermarkets.

Posted by: lock lass (107) Report abuse
I too have my milk delivered every day and come hell or high water my pinta is there every morning and it is also handy because he delivers around 5.00am. I remember a few years ago our street was completely snowed up but Jeff still parked his float on the main road and walked to our house with my daily pinta (and three or four other neighbours as well) well done him and at least I don't have to get the car out to go to the supermarket.

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (127) Report abuse
we used to have a milkman called Stan an absolute gentleman who made a real difference to our lives, i wished i could meet and tell him how he helped us out, maybe one day i will have the chance

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
We still have ours delivered - support your local economy!

Posted by: roylew (2963) Report abuse
Supermarkets the scourge of our lives...but we've got used to them...no turning back

Posted by: priscus (6951) Report abuse
I know where they have gone!

Posted by: berylh (1702) Report abuse

Posted by: tonker (19652)   Report abuse
Golden Bear claims, "SUPERMARKETS the blight of our corner shops they must bear the burden of guilt"

However, a corner shop can undercut most 'supermarkets'. The problem (if it can be called a problem) lies with the customers. They'd sooner go to the 'named supermarkets' than any other store, simply because they are brainwashed!

Posted by: roylew (2963) Report abuse
Where have all the milkmen gone..long time passing
Gone to Asda every one....when will they ever learn..when will they ever learn

Posted by: berylh (1702) Report abuse
If I do need to top up for any reason and buy a litre from a supermarket I will buy the one with the added cost that is guaranteed to go direct to the farmers. Over all it may not be a vast amount but hopefully it will show the farmers that some of us where possible are prepared to go the extra mile.

Posted by: certacito (145) Report abuse
Our Milkman also delivers Bread, Potatoes, even bags of garden compost.A boon to OAPs like myself,

Posted by: berylh (1702) Report abuse
Along with Easter eggs, Hot Cross Buns, Christmas chocolate
Pop, fruit juice and don't forget the annual calendar and address books. Worth their weight in gold

Posted by: Pennywise (inactive) Report abuse
We still have a milkman!

Posted by: tonker (19652)   Report abuse
Don't be misled.

Posted by: berylh (1702) Report abuse
tonker - do you mean that they are not really there

Posted by: kathpressey (4762)  Report abuse
didn't you work in a supermarket GB?

Posted by: whups (3115)  Report abuse
i still have mine delivered . i know i can get it cheaper in the supermarkets ,but call me old fashioned as i like seeing my milk there when i open the door in the mornings.

Posted by: Anne (3389)  Report abuse
Mine's due tomorrow morning. Don't need it delivered daily


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