Memorable stuff from your formative years

I'm sure that there were refrigerated milk vending machines a good while before that. They were
very often outside Express Dairy shops. I seem to remember the cartons of milk that dropped into the hopper were those peculiar triangular shaped things - same shape as jubblies.
Yep your bang on, there was one by the bridge at glenridding in my youth that dispensed half pints of chilled milk for sixpence (. 2.5 p for the sprogs who haven’t lived through Harold Wilson’s decade of double digit inflation)!
 
Possibly. I can’t really remember. Maybe they were chilled in the dairy and warmed up throughout the day. I don’t ever recall milk being in them, which is probably just me.

I do recall that back in 66-67ish school milk was pretty warm on a good day and was frequently not drunk. Then Ted Heath took it away from secondary schools. Well, it’s not as if he was ever going to have children, was it?

The jubbly things were Tetra Pak. You would have done well had you invented them. The Rausing family did and are worth some £1.3Billion.
We had that here as well after the milk had been delivered by the milkman and had been sitting in a large unrefridgerated shed for 3 or 4 hours, in the heat, festering and curdling away nicely, it was given to the little kiddies to drink.
More often than not, at least one or two of the poor little innocents would come down with a severe case of the big yellow fountain.
 
I remember that was one song I really admired-whoever put that together, let alone sung it must have had an amazing mind
Well Lehrer did go to Harvard at the age of 15, was a fairly noted mathematician, worked at Los Alamos, and taught at universities...
 
They also had the Orange flavour (haven't seen this for a while) alongside peppermint and five fruits., does anyone remember Virol Cod Liver Oil and Malt - Butterscotch flavour, - I was a baby boomer - as I am contemplating taking CLO again but loathe the capsules, I discovered that Holland & Barratt actually sell this stuff (by Potters) and intend to try is soon, anyone tried this yet??
Not with a barge pole.


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Yep your bang on, there was one by the bridge at glenridding in my youth that dispensed half pints of chilled milk for sixpence (. 2.5 p for the sprogs who haven’t lived through Harold Wilson’s decade of double digit inflation)!
The Milk Marketing Board really pushed milk in the 60s. From universal doorstep delivery to the 'Drinka Pinta Milka Day' campaign and specialist dairy shops and milk bars, it was everywhere. It was probably that golden period for them after wartime milk rationing and before supermarkets and EU control got a grip of it.
 
The Milk Marketing Board really pushed milk in the 60s. From universal doorstep delivery to the 'Drinka Pinta Milka Day' campaign and specialist dairy shops and milk bars, it was everywhere. It was probably that golden period for them after wartime milk rationing and before supermarkets and EU control got a grip of it.
I can remember in Glasgow in the early 60s, there was a Dairy Restaurant, run by the Milk Marketing Board. I do remember their Savoury Cheese Pie with relish.
 

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Yes, the music was a bit of a side-line which he did very well. "Masochist Tango" is another of my favourites!
Did he do "The boy scouts marching song"? A bit of which was..
..don't solicit for your sister, it's not nice,
unless you get a good percentage of her price...

Class.
 
The Milk Marketing Board really pushed milk in the 60s. From universal doorstep delivery to the 'Drinka Pinta Milka Day' campaign and specialist dairy shops and milk bars, it was everywhere. It was probably that golden period for them after wartime milk rationing and before supermarkets and EU control got a grip of it.
I remember the Unigate campaign in the 70's featuring 'Humphrey'. The Unigate dairy was in nearby Wolverhampton and consequently the local schools were flooded with Humphrey stickers and striped straws at morning break.


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Did he do "The boy scouts marching song"? A bit of which was..
..don't solicit for your sister, it's not nice,
unless you get a good percentage of her price...

Class.
If you're looking for adventure of a new and differetn kind
And you come across a Girl Scout similarly inclined
Don't be worried
Don't be frightened
Don't be scared
Beeee Prepared!

Was always rather fond of "The Irish Ballad" as well. Lines included:

One day when in a fit of pique
She drowned her father in the creek
The water tasted bad for a week
And they had to make do with gin, with gin
They had to make do with gin
 
The Milk Marketing Board really pushed milk in the 60s. From universal doorstep delivery to the 'Drinka Pinta Milka Day' campaign and specialist dairy shops and milk bars, it was everywhere. It was probably that golden period for them after wartime milk rationing and before supermarkets and EU control got a grip of it.
And Ernie. The Fastest Milkman in the West.
 

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@CaptainPlume. that's the badger. Sudden thort, I've got a CD somewhere, must dig it out, long trip tomorrow.
 
IIRC it was the bastard Thatcher, the milk snatcher.
You recall correctly that Thatcher got the blame as Education Secretary and I joined in with singing the song.

However, and much as I dislike Thatcher, she was opposed to it (as was most of the cabinet as it was such a vindictive thing to do for very little financial gain - the Torys had to find cuts to fund the tax reductions their manifesto promised) and the recent evidence indicates she pushed it through on the Grocers insistence.

A worse culprit was Harold Wilson, who cut free milk to secondary schools in 1968 (which is why I used 66-68 in my post).



Brought to mind milk monitors who were all the jobsworthsy creeps sucking up to the staff. I wonder how many went on to become anally retentive NCOs?
 
One wonders, in this PC age, how many kids would take the free milk, as so many seem to be 'lactose intolerant' these days?

All I recall was many bottles freezing in winter, and the locals tits (STOP sniggering!) having the occasional field day pecking the lids and crapping all over the place
 

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