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.
Clearly they are not in use, but just seeing them was a pleasure.
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.If you found this entry interesting, you might like to subscribe to this blog using the Subscribe button at the top of this page.