Churn, churn

In the Norfolk of my 1950/60s childhood, there were milk churns on a platform at the end of every farm lane.

Now with milk stored in cooling tanks and collected by bulk tanker the churn is a thing of the past, so I was both surprised and pleased to see these churns at the side of the road in St. Ouen, Jersey.

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Clearly they are not in use, but just seeing them was a pleasure.

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What I hadn’t expected to see was a ‘royal crest’ stamped on the 1951-dated churns. (‘G.R.’ for ‘George Rex’ and ‘C.W.S.’ for ‘Co-Operative Wholesale Society’).

Why the crest? I am not certain.

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About Nigel Utting

Law firm project manager based in Jersey, British Channel Islands. When he isn't project managing, he's shooting clay pigeons with a side-by-side, polishing his collection of kukris or digging his vegetable patch.
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