Larger scale map of location of Rowsley Creamery, showing its own rail sidings. (Courtesy Matthew Pinto)
Larger scale map of location of Rowsley Creamery, showing its own rail sidings. (Courtesy Matthew Pinto)
1930's, Rowsley Creamery history
1930's, Rowsley Creamery history
1930's Compliments slip (King George V died in January 1936), showing the Express Creameries at that time: Appleby, Billingshurst, Faringdon, Horam, Rowsley, Frome, Seaton Junction, Leyburn and Brailsford. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1930's Compliments slip (King George V died in January 1936), showing the Express Creameries at that time: Appleby, Billingshurst, Faringdon, Horam, Rowsley, Frome, Seaton Junction, Leyburn and Brailsford. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley. Map showing rail lines in the village - Express is to the right of the Station - with its own sidings for milk tankers. (Courtesy Alan Salt)
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley. Map showing rail lines in the village - Express is to the right of the Station - with its own sidings for milk tankers. (Courtesy Alan Salt)
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley. Plan of site; Rowsley was well known as a milk processing and distribution centre but they did also make Derby cheese at some time, probably in the area marked Dairy.(Courtesy Alan Salt)
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley. Plan of site; Rowsley was well known as a milk processing and distribution centre but they did also make Derby cheese at some time, probably in the area marked Dairy.(Courtesy Alan Salt)
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley. Road milk tanker and Rail milk tanker. The milk will have been picked up in Derbyshire and/or Staffordshire and appears to be being transferred to a rail tanker destined for Manchester or London." Graham Serrell comments "Used to be a regular service to London from Rowsley Yard". (Courtesy Alan Salt)
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley. Road milk tanker and Rail milk tanker. The milk will have been picked up in Derbyshire and/or Staffordshire and appears to be being transferred to a rail tanker destined for Manchester or London." Graham Serrell comments "Used to be a regular service to London from Rowsley Yard". (Courtesy Alan Salt)
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley. Bill Conquest comments "This is when the dairy opened; if you look at the picture of the royal train you can see the rear of the road tanker". (Courtesy Alan Salt)
1930's Express Dairy Rowsley. Bill Conquest comments "This is when the dairy opened; if you look at the picture of the royal train you can see the rear of the road tanker". (Courtesy Alan Salt)
1950's, Rowsley. Bill Conquest comments "My father collecting in early 50's at Aldwark (Hambleton District, near BoroughBridge, North Yorkshire) ". Roger Broughton adds "London registration, Bedford O Series truck" (Courtesy Bill Conquest)
1950's, Rowsley. Bill Conquest comments "My father collecting in early 50's at Aldwark (Hambleton District, near BoroughBridge, North Yorkshire) ". Roger Broughton adds "London registration, Bedford O Series truck" (Courtesy Bill Conquest)
1950's? Rowsley. William Gee's churn lorry, used to take milk to Express Dairy at Rowsley (Courtesy Alan Salt, Cheese making villages in Derbyshire and Staffordshire)
1950's? Rowsley. William Gee's churn lorry, used to take milk to Express Dairy at Rowsley (Courtesy Alan Salt, Cheese making villages in Derbyshire and Staffordshire)
Express Seddon Churn Truck Reg: GXY 450 Fleet No 708 at Rowsley (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Express Seddon Churn Truck Reg: GXY 450 Fleet No 708 at Rowsley (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1950's Express Tanker Reg: JXN 569, Fleet No 969. Bill Conquest identifies this image taken at Rowsley, heading on the A6 toward Matlock. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1950's Express Tanker Reg: JXN 569, Fleet No 969. Bill Conquest identifies this image taken at Rowsley, heading on the A6 toward Matlock. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1950's-farm at the "Back of Ecton"-a small hamlet near to Hulme End in Staffordshire, which supplied milk to Rowsley. Alan Salt comments "Courtesy of a mate of mine-John Irish-picture shows his grandad John George Wood-he only milked four cows but many people did this in those days and still had another day job."
1950's-farm at the "Back of Ecton"-a small hamlet near to Hulme End in Staffordshire, which supplied milk to Rowsley. Alan Salt comments "Courtesy of a mate of mine-John Irish-picture shows his grandad John George Wood-he only milked four cows but many people did this in those days and still had another day job."
1953 Rowsley. Bill Conquest comments "My father, Leonard Conquest receiving his 20 year award, he was a driver at Rowsley. Rowsley opened in 1933." (Courtesy Bill Conquest)
1953 Rowsley. Bill Conquest comments "My father, Leonard Conquest receiving his 20 year award, he was a driver at Rowsley. Rowsley opened in 1933." (Courtesy Bill Conquest)
1956 Rowlsey and Reapsmoor memories from Jock Shepherd, Express boiler engineer. (Express News July)
1956 Rowlsey and Reapsmoor memories from Jock Shepherd, Express boiler engineer. (Express News July)
1963, Rowsley. Bill Conquest comments "My father, Leonard Conquest receiving his 30 year award, he was a driver at Rowsley. Rowsley opened in 1933." (Courtesy Bill Conquest)
1963, Rowsley. Bill Conquest comments "My father, Leonard Conquest receiving his 30 year award, he was a driver at Rowsley. Rowsley opened in 1933." (Courtesy Bill Conquest)
1963 Joe Dakin with churn collection lorry at Rowsley in the harsh winter of 1963/64
1963 Joe Dakin with churn collection lorry at Rowsley in the harsh winter of 1963/64
1966 Mr H. G. Laverick appointed to the Express Group Executive Committee.  (Express News Autumn & Christmas)
1966 Mr H. G. Laverick appointed to the Express Group Executive Committee. (Express News Autumn & Christmas)
1968 E.K. Robarts announces the closure of Rowsley, and floods at Appleby. (Express News Summer)
1968 E.K. Robarts announces the closure of Rowsley, and floods at Appleby. (Express News Summer)
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