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From: "Roger Lovegrove" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Occupation: Dairyman / Milkman in St Pancras c.1850
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:10:58 -0000
Inthe 19th century (abnd even into the early 20th) a dairyman (milkman)
had his cow in the shed in the back garden, miled her, and delivered her
milk around from a churn on a handcart which he trundled around under
his own steam. He had a wooden scoop ladle to spill the liquid out into
the purchaser's own vessel. If he was a successful tradesman he might
actually have a horse to pull the cart. Nothing so sophisticated as milk
Since this man changed his work, perhaps he worked for the man who owned
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From: Peter Yates <>
Date: 10 January 2001 15:29
Subject: [Lon] Occupation: Dairyman / Milkman in St Pancras c.1850
>I am interested in learning about what would a Dairyman / Milkman
>did c.1850 in London? Is a Dairyman and a Milkman just different names
>the same job in London at that time?
>How was milk distributed at this time?
>Was it someone who delivered milk in pint bottles or some other size
>container to the door?
>The gentleman I'm interested had various job titles. I listed them to
>sense of what type of work he did through out his life which might help
>define the work he did as a Dairyman / Milkman.
>1848 - Labourer
>1849 - Dairyman
>1851 - Milkman
>1854 - Carpenter's Labourer
>1873 - House Painter
>Appreciate any information.
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