Exactly how I remember it Pedro, was still like that in the early 1970s - no longer produced milk by then, just ice-cream. The factory backed onto the canal. Alongside the canal were dustbins of waste ice-cream. During the hot summer months that I worked there on the night shift, the bins became infested with with insects. And yes, you've guessed it, it was all put back through the process ! Put me off cheap ice-cream for life.
One consolation, they paid good money for student labour and you were given lots of fag breaks throughout the night. And a very good subsidised canteen. Goes without saying, didn't eat much of their ice-cream. Viv.
I used to work Midland Counties at Kingstanding as a milkman with an electric float 500 customers a day it was good money l was 18yks before l went into the Police.The milk horse and cart looks exactly how I remember it in Kingstanding - I'm talking about the mid- 1950s. I would have still been very small at that time and remember how massive the horse and cart seemed. This as still in the days when householders would rush out with a shovel - great garden manure I believe. Viv.
Hope you don't mind, I thought I'd adjust the brightness and contrast and increase the size to see what would happen. You can see the Zig Zag bridge! I must have passed this building thousands of times over the years. Have they built on the site yet?
Tame Valley, Perry Barr Midland Counties Dairy Ltd
Nicklin, Phyllis (1967) Tame Valley, Perry Barr Midland Counties Dairy Ltd. [Image] (Unpublished)