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Where have all the milkmen gone (long time passing)

Rumrat

War Hero
So where are the fuckin milkmen?
Do you have milkmen where you live?
There are none in this town now, a dead breed, but I still see them on ads like their everywhere.
Have you got any?
 

wal

Lantern Swinger
Here in Farnham, ours is an Ex Para who landed on his head one too many times.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
Terry our last milkman hit a tree in his car, I saw him in Good Hope hospital in 2006 when I was in Rehab.
I have never seen one here since.
At least we don't get stuck behind electric floats now, but I don't remember seeing any elsewhere either.
I wonder who housewives shag now, the dustman?
 

lesbryan

War Hero
Since i moved here where i live now .We never bothererd with a milkman we had an Hillards just 100 yards (now tesco's ) but i know the nilkman used to come round at arounf 0300 i used to see hime when i was on early start.Same as the papers.the distribution hub was oppisite the railway station which again is about 100 yards the mail used to come in at around 0300 to 0400 every morning. THey had a couple of delivery men who used to do the houses nearby there was plenty we used to pay at the distribution bub
 
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pie.thatcher

Lantern Swinger
Here in rurul West Devon there are lots of milkmen. There are two in the village I live in, and they both deliver daily.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
I've just googled milkmen for Tamworth and it says there isn't one within ten miles.
I did turn up the fact that Essex women have bigger tits than the rest of the uk.
I could have told them that, its Essex men.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
We have one where I live, bombs around in a Rascal first thing though I don't think his round is that big. Most people (me included) buy a four pint or 6 pint bottle in the supermarket.
 

Stand_Still

Lantern Swinger
There's one in the village where I moor, if I'm late going work I see him delivering so I guess he's not a real early starter.
 

fishhead

War Hero
Dairy Crest still deliver where I live but I think the number of customers has declined in recent times.The current price per pint delivered is 71p so it is by no means a cheap option.I was told by one of the roundsmen that they were reluctant to deliver to council estates as getting paid was a struggle.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
Dairy Crest still deliver where I live but I think the number of customers has declined in recent times.The current price per pint delivered is 71p so it is by no means a cheap option.I was told by one of the roundsmen that they were reluctant to deliver to council estates as getting paid was a struggle.

You must have extremely posh council estates round your way, up here getting off the estate alive is the struggle.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
We still get our milk delivered every other day, it used to be six days a week but to keep costs down they changed it. Straight from the Farm about 3 miles away, processed and cartoned up on the Farm as well. Mad bugger comes around between 0200 and 0300 on delivery days
 

Rumrat

War Hero
I was chatting about this a while back with a guy offshore who was a milk delivery boy. Another thing we talked about was a soft drink/ginger/fizzy juice called Alpine up this neck of the woods. They use to deliver pop on the back of a flatbed lorry.

Haven't seen one in years.

Alpine yes that's another that's gone awol.
Don't see any bakers delivering either. They used to do shit load of business as they sold buns cobs and cakes as well.
You don't realise they've disappeared until its mentioned in chance conversations.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
When we first came to England I heard my old man one night telling me mom that his motor Bike was a load of scrap.
The rag and bone man came round next day shouting "old iron" So I gave him the bike for a goldfish.
I got a thrashing to go with it, then the fuckin fish went toes up.
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
Another one is the 'Rag and Bone' man. I remember them when I was a nipper with their horse and cart. Basically a precursor to the cleansing who would give you a balloon or whistle for handing over your mums best clobber or dads scrap metal he had robbed the night before.

We've still got one around our area. To be honest though, i think he's just a pikey carrying out a recce.
 

LujonSA

War Hero
Since i moved here where i live now .We never bothererd with a milkman we had an Hillards just 100 yards (now tesco's ) but i know the nilkman used to come round at arounf 0300 i used to see hime when i was on early start.Same as the papers.the distribution hub was oppisite the railway station which again is about 100 yards the mail used to come in at around 0300 to 0400 every morning. THey had a couple of delivery men who used to do the housewives nearby there was plenty we used to pay at the distribution bub

Corrected that but with no nilkman, or milkman even, who shags your wife when you are on early?
 
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