1930's Manor Farm Dairy, Upton Village, The Wirral (Courtesy Jack Matthews, Old Forgotten Shops FB Group)
1930's Manor Farm Dairy, Upton Village, The Wirral (Courtesy Jack Matthews, Old Forgotten Shops FB Group)
1957 Express Dairy Northern article from Express News
1957 Express Dairy Northern article from Express News
1957 Express Dairy Northern article from Express News
1957 Express Dairy Northern article from Express News
1957 Express Dairy Northern article from Express News
1957 Express Dairy Northern article from Express News
1958 Dobsons Dairies was acquired by Express. (Express News September)
1958 Dobsons Dairies was acquired by Express. (Express News September)
2000 'Flashback' article from Express News. Features first ITV advert in 1955, 1964 Easter Parade and Pension rules for female employees in 1960.  (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 'Flashback' article from Express News. Features first ITV advert in 1955, 1964 Easter Parade and Pension rules for female employees in 1960. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1960's Float GWA 235C, Oldham Depot (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1960's Float GWA 235C, Oldham Depot (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1960 Manchester-Express Dairy Manchester Interests
1960 Manchester-Express Dairy Manchester Interests
1960 Manchester- Express Dairy Manchester Interests - Dobsons Dairies
1960 Manchester- Express Dairy Manchester Interests - Dobsons Dairies
1960 Manchester- Express Dairy Manchester Interests - Dobsons Dairies
1960 Manchester- Express Dairy Manchester Interests - Dobsons Dairies
1960 Manchester- Express Dairy Manchester Interests - Allied Dairies
1960 Manchester- Express Dairy Manchester Interests - Allied Dairies
1960 Allied Dairies Open Day, part of Northern Region. (Express News Summer)
1960 Allied Dairies Open Day, part of Northern Region. (Express News Summer)
1960 Schoolboy Ian Dale writes to his milkman, Charlie Henney of Dobson's Dairies, Manchester, wishing him a quick recovery in hospital. (Express News Christmas)
1960 Schoolboy Ian Dale writes to his milkman, Charlie Henney of Dobson's Dairies, Manchester, wishing him a quick recovery in hospital. (Express News Christmas)
1962 Wirral Milk Supplies joins Express
1962 Wirral Milk Supplies joins Express
1962 Wirral Milk Supplies joins Express
1962 Wirral Milk Supplies joins Express
1962 Wirral Milk Supplies joins Express
1962 Wirral Milk Supplies joins Express
1962 Wirral Milk Supplies joins Express
1962 Wirral Milk Supplies joins Express
1962 Wirral- A Christmas smile from Miss Anne Jones & Mrs Joan Richardson in the Wirral Laboratory
1962 Wirral- A Christmas smile from Miss Anne Jones & Mrs Joan Richardson in the Wirral Laboratory
1964 Bebington to Brighton milk float race (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1964 Bebington to Brighton milk float race (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1965 Reg Manchester Reg: EWJ 51C (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1965 Reg Manchester Reg: EWJ 51C (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1965 Sheila Ashworth, aged 9, peeling the tab off a third-pint TetraPak carton, supplied by Wirral Milk. (Express News Christmas)
1965 Sheila Ashworth, aged 9, peeling the tab off a third-pint TetraPak carton, supplied by Wirral Milk. (Express News Christmas)
1965 Long Service Dinners for Primrose and Len, Glasgow, Appleby, Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Bath and Exeter. Jim Mcgurk comments "Long service was 10 years and every 5 years after. Managers went as well, to serve the staff-loved clicking my fingers when I wanted a drink." (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Long Service Dinners for Primrose and Len, Glasgow, Appleby, Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Bath and Exeter. Jim Mcgurk comments "Long service was 10 years and every 5 years after. Managers went as well, to serve the staff-loved clicking my fingers when I wanted a drink." (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams  in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams  in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams  in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams  in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams  in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams  in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Express connection with Manchester United and other football teams in the Manchester area. (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Laboratory worker at Wythenshawe processing dairy Sheelagh McGreal voted Belle of the Ball in Altrincham (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Laboratory worker at Wythenshawe processing dairy Sheelagh McGreal voted Belle of the Ball in Altrincham (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme Dairy
1967 Levenshulme- Christine Cartwright in Levenshulme lab, daughter of Geoffrey Cartright, Buttermaker at Minsterley
1967 Levenshulme- Christine Cartwright in Levenshulme lab, daughter of Geoffrey Cartright, Buttermaker at Minsterley
1968 Northern Region Yogurt sales winners. (Express News Summer)
1968 Northern Region Yogurt sales winners. (Express News Summer)
1969 Four of five National Driver of the Year entrants-Ted Hearn (Wythenshawe), Wilson Forrester, John Hodgson (Appleby), and Derek Colvin (Bromley). Missing was Ernie Payne (Sheffield). (Express News Christmas)
1969 Four of five National Driver of the Year entrants-Ted Hearn (Wythenshawe), Wilson Forrester, John Hodgson (Appleby), and Derek Colvin (Bromley). Missing was Ernie Payne (Sheffield). (Express News Christmas)
1969 Peter Briggs, apprentice fitter at Wirral Processing Dairy achieves the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. (Express News Spring)
1969 Peter Briggs, apprentice fitter at Wirral Processing Dairy achieves the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. (Express News Spring)
1969 Hyde Retail Depot
1969 Hyde Retail Depot
1969 Hyde Retail Depot
1969 Hyde Retail Depot
1969 Hyde Retail Depot
1969 Hyde Retail Depot
1969 Hyde Retail Depot
1969 Hyde Retail Depot
1970-E.K. Robarts announces the closure of Wirral Dairy and Leyburn Creamery (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1970-E.K. Robarts announces the closure of Wirral Dairy and Leyburn Creamery (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1970 Manchester salesmen visit the Palace Theatre to see 'Fiddler on the Roof' (Express News Autumn)
1970 Manchester salesmen visit the Palace Theatre to see 'Fiddler on the Roof' (Express News Autumn)
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1971 Wythenshawe Once Again
1972 Tony Gardiner hands a gold watch to Wirral Manager Joe Hawkins at Chester Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Tony Gardiner hands a gold watch to Wirral Manager Joe Hawkins at Chester Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1973 New Manchester Retail Depot in Elizabeth Street
1973 New Manchester Retail Depot in Elizabeth Street
1973 New Manchester Retail Depot in Elizabeth Street
1973 New Manchester Retail Depot in Elizabeth Street
1973 New Manchester Retail Depot in Elizabeth Street
1973 New Manchester Retail Depot in Elizabeth Street
1973 New Manchester Depot opening at Elizabeth Street, replacing Moston. (Express News Autumn)
1973 New Manchester Depot opening at Elizabeth Street, replacing Moston. (Express News Autumn)
1973 Lancashire award winners Bob Guy (Levenshulme) and Bob Owen (Smith's Hygienic Dairy, Wigan). (Express News Autumn)
1973 Lancashire award winners Bob Guy (Levenshulme) and Bob Owen (Smith's Hygienic Dairy, Wigan). (Express News Autumn)
1973 Flixton Depot accident report following collision with a horse. (Express News Christmas)
1973 Flixton Depot accident report following collision with a horse. (Express News Christmas)
1973 Hyde roundsman Eric Hartley hits the news. (Express News Christmas)
1973 Hyde roundsman Eric Hartley hits the news. (Express News Christmas)
1974 Hyde Retail Depot - hamper for old folk
1974 Hyde Retail Depot - hamper for old folk
1974 Milk Promotion competition prize winners - Lancashire Area Director Phil Birch and Chorlton Branch Manager Eddie Davies.  (Express News Summer)
1974 Milk Promotion competition prize winners - Lancashire Area Director Phil Birch and Chorlton Branch Manager Eddie Davies. (Express News Summer)
1974 Wythenshawe Long Service gathering, with Fred Smart, Sam Kershaw, Norman Hayes and Arthur Reed. (Express News Christmas)
1974 Wythenshawe Long Service gathering, with Fred Smart, Sam Kershaw, Norman Hayes and Arthur Reed. (Express News Christmas)
1974 Appreciation for keeping the milk supply going after a fire affecting Wythenshawe's refrigeration plant on 27th November. (Express News Spring 1975)
1974 Appreciation for keeping the milk supply going after a fire affecting Wythenshawe's refrigeration plant on 27th November. (Express News Spring 1975)
1975 Flixton Carnival entry. (Express News Spring)
1975 Flixton Carnival entry. (Express News Spring)
1975 Wythenshawe's new silo craned into position
1975 Wythenshawe's new silo craned into position
1976 Manchester entrants from Wythenshawe and Flixton raise funds for charity at the local Flixton and Urmston Carnival. (Express News Spring)
1976 Manchester entrants from Wythenshawe and Flixton raise funds for charity at the local Flixton and Urmston Carnival. (Express News Spring)
1976 Garrick Theatre, Stockport with Maureen Holt, Lancashire Area Accountant, and Ann Ratcliffe, Area Retail Clerk
1976 Garrick Theatre, Stockport with Maureen Holt, Lancashire Area Accountant, and Ann Ratcliffe, Area Retail Clerk
1976 Lloyd Road salesman John Cooke retires, with Rounds Manager 'Jock' Neil and Manager John Brocklehurst. (Express News Summer)
1976 Lloyd Road salesman John Cooke retires, with Rounds Manager 'Jock' Neil and Manager John Brocklehurst. (Express News Summer)
1976 Ivy Kouwenhoven and colleagues from Ruislip Foods Division Financial Control office helps Barts Hospital, and Senior Supervisor Jack Bruce does the same in Wirral, for the Liverpool Children's Hospital.  (Express News Christmas)
1976 Ivy Kouwenhoven and colleagues from Ruislip Foods Division Financial Control office helps Barts Hospital, and Senior Supervisor Jack Bruce does the same in Wirral, for the Liverpool Children's Hospital. (Express News Christmas)
1977 Flixton salesman Pat Harvey with John Travers Clarke. (Express News Summer)
1977 Flixton salesman Pat Harvey with John Travers Clarke. (Express News Summer)
1977 Wythenshawe Central Workshop storemen Eric Brooks on stage. (Express News Christmas)
1977 Wythenshawe Central Workshop storemen Eric Brooks on stage. (Express News Christmas)
1977 Wirral milkman Jimmy Rowbottom break bowling records for charity. (Express News Christmas)
1977 Wirral milkman Jimmy Rowbottom break bowling records for charity. (Express News Christmas)
1978 Northern Region organisation. (Express News Spring)
1978 Northern Region organisation. (Express News Spring)
1980 Wythenshawe - Dennis Watson & Linda Mort
1980 Wythenshawe - Dennis Watson & Linda Mort
1980 Wythenshawe Joint Consultative Committee
1980 Wythenshawe Joint Consultative Committee
1980's Manchester Lord-Mayor’s parade. Colin Garnsworthy comments "My son James (Ken's Grandson) taking part. My father-in-law Ken Hunt moved from running the Southwest to take over the North of England; many happy years both in Devon and Manchester. I was a bottled milk buyer, and had four different rounds-two in Devon and two in Manchester. (Courtesy Colin Garnsworthy)
1980's Manchester Lord-Mayor’s parade. Colin Garnsworthy comments "My son James (Ken's Grandson) taking part. My father-in-law Ken Hunt moved from running the Southwest to take over the North of England; many happy years both in Devon and Manchester. I was a bottled milk buyer, and had four different rounds-two in Devon and two in Manchester. (Courtesy Colin Garnsworthy)
1980's Manchester Lord-Mayor’s parade. Colin Garnsworthy comments "My son James (Ken's Grandson) taking part. My father-in-law Ken Hunt moved from running the Southwest to take over the North of England; many happy years both in Devon and Manchester. I was a bottled milk buyer, and had four different rounds-two in Devon and two in Manchester. (Courtesy Colin Garnsworthy)
1980's Manchester Lord-Mayor’s parade. Colin Garnsworthy comments "My son James (Ken's Grandson) taking part. My father-in-law Ken Hunt moved from running the Southwest to take over the North of England; many happy years both in Devon and Manchester. I was a bottled milk buyer, and had four different rounds-two in Devon and two in Manchester. (Courtesy Colin Garnsworthy)
1981 Manchester Lloyd Road milkman John Heaney (April Express News)
1981 Manchester Lloyd Road milkman John Heaney (April Express News)
1981 Manchester- Pat Phoenix from Coronation Street  in Manchester shelters from the rain with Northern Region's Personality Milkman of the Year Gordon Mayhew
1981 Manchester- Pat Phoenix from Coronation Street in Manchester shelters from the rain with Northern Region's Personality Milkman of the Year Gordon Mayhew
1981 Gordon Mayhew, Oldham Retail, is Northern Region's 'Personality Milkman of the Year', with Pat Phoenix 'Elsie Tanner'. (Express News July)
1981 Gordon Mayhew, Oldham Retail, is Northern Region's 'Personality Milkman of the Year', with Pat Phoenix 'Elsie Tanner'. (Express News July)
1981 Gordon Mayhew is Northern Region's 'Personality Milkman of the Year', with Pat Phoenix 'Elsie Tanner'. (Express News July)
1981 Gordon Mayhew is Northern Region's 'Personality Milkman of the Year', with Pat Phoenix 'Elsie Tanner'. (Express News July)
1981 Cheshire milkman George Hanson delivers to the 'Rovers Return' (Express News July)
1981 Cheshire milkman George Hanson delivers to the 'Rovers Return' (Express News July)
1981 John Connolly, chairman of Wythenshawe Social Club is presented with an award by Bobby Charlton, to thank the club for money raised for charity in a sponsored swim. (Express News July)
1981 John Connolly, chairman of Wythenshawe Social Club is presented with an award by Bobby Charlton, to thank the club for money raised for charity in a sponsored swim. (Express News July)
1982 Winter snow all around the UK
1982 Winter snow all around the UK
1982 Winter snow all around the UK
1982 Winter snow all around the UK
1982 Winter snow all around the UK
1982 Winter snow all around the UK
1983 Wythenshawe doing a swim marathon in aid of the National Federation of Boys Clubs.
1983 Wythenshawe doing a swim marathon in aid of the National Federation of Boys Clubs.
1978 Levenshulme ladies raising funds for charity
1978 Levenshulme ladies raising funds for charity
1988 Manchester Depot expansion
1988 Manchester Depot expansion
1988 Manchester Depot expansion
1988 Manchester Depot expansion
2001 Staff news, featuring Sheffield Park, Staplemead, Crediton and Manchester. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2001 Staff news, featuring Sheffield Park, Staplemead, Crediton and Manchester. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1980 Northern Region staff from Wirral, Hoylake, Neston, Tarvin, Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Crewe, Stoke and Ruislip raised £1800 for Cancer Research. (Express News October)
1980 Northern Region staff from Wirral, Hoylake, Neston, Tarvin, Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Crewe, Stoke and Ruislip raised £1800 for Cancer Research. (Express News October)
1981 Wirral milkman Brian Gowan practises his sales techniques with sales trainer Simon Tomlinson. (April Express News)
1981 Wirral milkman Brian Gowan practises his sales techniques with sales trainer Simon Tomlinson. (April Express News)
1981 Sales trainer Mark Empage discusses a new sales project with Sim Walton, Eric Fairbanks (Blacon Manager), Keith Sears (Wirral) and Tom Pemberton (Northwich).  (April Express News)
1981 Sales trainer Mark Empage discusses a new sales project with Sim Walton, Eric Fairbanks (Blacon Manager), Keith Sears (Wirral) and Tom Pemberton (Northwich). (April Express News)
1981 Cheshire pair retire after 50+ years-Jim Secrette of Tarvin and Sid Wood of Flixton Depot.  (Express News July)
1981 Cheshire pair retire after 50+ years-Jim Secrette of Tarvin and Sid Wood of Flixton Depot. (Express News July)
1978 P. J. Hoffman, now in New Zealand, remembers his time with Express at Ellesmere Port, Shepherds Bush and Richmond. (Express News Spring)
1978 P. J. Hoffman, now in New Zealand, remembers his time with Express at Ellesmere Port, Shepherds Bush and Richmond. (Express News Spring)
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