Milkmen where have they gone........

Started by: blackrodweaver (628) 

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

Started: 7th May 2017 at 20:24

Posted by: PeterP (9490)

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

Replied: 7th May 2017 at 20:30

Posted by: certacito (208)

We still have milk delivered by Kevin our cheerful milkman.We also have a newspaper delivered daily, keeps someone in a job !

Replied: 7th May 2017 at 21:04

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

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.

Replied: 7th May 2017 at 21:31

Posted by: berylh (2136)

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.

Replied: 7th May 2017 at 21:57

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4953) 

SUPERMARKETS the blight of our corner shops they must bear the burden of guilt.

Replied: 8th May 2017 at 02:04

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (118)

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.

Replied: 8th May 2017 at 10:41

Posted by: lock lass (115)

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.

Replied: 8th May 2017 at 11:53

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (157)

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

Replied: 8th May 2017 at 21:51

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)

We still have ours delivered - support your local economy!

Replied: 8th May 2017 at 22:40

Posted by: roylew (3614)

Supermarkets the scourge of our lives...but we've got used to turning back

Replied: 8th May 2017 at 23:32

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Replied: 12th May 2017 at 15:58

Posted by: berylh (2136)


Replied: 12th May 2017 at 22:39

Posted by: tonker (25516) 

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!

Replied: 12th May 2017 at 23:07

Posted by: roylew (3614)

Where have all the milkmen gone..long time passing
Gone to Asda every one....when will they ever learn..when will they ever learn

Replied: 13th May 2017 at 20:41

Posted by: berylh (2136)

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.

Replied: 13th May 2017 at 21:10

Posted by: certacito (208)

Our Milkman also delivers Bread, Potatoes, even bags of garden compost.A boon to OAPs like myself,

Replied: 23rd May 2017 at 19:43

Posted by: berylh (2136)

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

Replied: 23rd May 2017 at 21:56

Posted by: Pennywise (inactive)

We still have a milkman!

Replied: 23rd May 2017 at 22:32

Posted by: tonker (25516) 

Don't be misled.

Replied: 24th May 2017 at 00:35

Posted by: berylh (2136)

tonker - do you mean that they are not really there

Replied: 24th May 2017 at 19:19

Posted by: kathpressey (5485) 

didn't you work in a supermarket GB?

Replied: 26th May 2017 at 09:05

Posted by: whups (8799) 

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.

Replied: 30th May 2017 at 15:59

Posted by: Anne (4185) 

Mine's due tomorrow morning. Don't need it delivered daily

Replied: 30th May 2017 at 16:12


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