1921 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1921 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1933 'Milk to Market' Illustrations by Stanley Baker - Dust Jacket
1933 'Milk to Market' Illustrations by Stanley Baker - Dust Jacket
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)
1935 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1935 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1958 Frome Tanker Driver 'Taffy' Pugh (centre) with his two sons dick Pugh (milk collection) and Ken Pugh (Depot Engineer) The picture was taken at the Express Dairy depot at Frome Station, hence the Ford Thames churn collection wagon.
1958 Frome Tanker Driver 'Taffy' Pugh (centre) with his two sons dick Pugh (milk collection) and Ken Pugh (Depot Engineer) The picture was taken at the Express Dairy depot at Frome Station, hence the Ford Thames churn collection wagon.
1959 Staplemead's entries in the Frome Carnival. (Express News March)
1959 Staplemead's entries in the Frome Carnival. (Express News March)
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1959 Overnight milk haulage from South Ruislip to Frome and return
1960 Staplemead Transport Dept (Courtesy Mike Lucas) Barry Thomas Parsons comments "Brilliant picture Mick, where'd you dig that out from? I can name a few, but can't get them all. Albert Whittaker, Doreen Herridge and Bob Barnes."
1960 Staplemead Transport Dept (Courtesy Mike Lucas) Barry Thomas Parsons comments "Brilliant picture Mick, where'd you dig that out from? I can name a few, but can't get them all. Albert Whittaker, Doreen Herridge and Bob Barnes."
1961 Long Service Association Booklet pictures
1961 Long Service Association Booklet pictures
1962 Express Manufacturing Centres
1962 Express Manufacturing Centres
1962 Staplemead Creamery, employed 140 staff. (Express News Christmas)
1962 Staplemead Creamery, employed 140 staff. (Express News Christmas)
1964 Staplemead pictured in Express Story 1864 - 1964
1964 Staplemead pictured in Express Story 1864 - 1964
1964 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1964 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1964 Staplemead and Crediton pictured in Express Story 1864 - 1964
1964 Staplemead and Crediton pictured in Express Story 1864 - 1964
1965 Staplemead-Society of Dairy Technology members toured the creamery and finished with a slap-up lunch at the Mendip Hotel. Company representatives included Cream-eries Director Mr George Laverick, Processing Director Mr L. W. McNair and Staplemead's Manager Mr C. D. Berry. Taking the picture was Mr T. D. Potter, the former Chairman of our Products Division. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Staplemead-Society of Dairy Technology members toured the creamery and finished with a slap-up lunch at the Mendip Hotel. Company representatives included Cream-eries Director Mr George Laverick, Processing Director Mr L. W. McNair and Staplemead's Manager Mr C. D. Berry. Taking the picture was Mr T. D. Potter, the former Chairman of our Products Division. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1966 Mr R. S. Mackill appointed as Milborne Manager. Chris Austen comments "Bob was Assistant Manager to Charlie Berry at Station Road, Frome; I spent three months there in 1960. Bob & his wife used to invite trainees to tea on Sunday afternoons and we would play Canasta!" John Southwell adds "I first met Bob when he was at Ruyton, and worked for him at Lockerbie, taking over from him when he moved to Appleby." (Express News Autumn & Christmas)
1966 Mr R. S. Mackill appointed as Milborne Manager. Chris Austen comments "Bob was Assistant Manager to Charlie Berry at Station Road, Frome; I spent three months there in 1960. Bob & his wife used to invite trainees to tea on Sunday afternoons and we would play Canasta!" John Southwell adds "I first met Bob when he was at Ruyton, and worked for him at Lockerbie, taking over from him when he moved to Appleby." (Express News Autumn & Christmas)
1968 Staplemead Laboratory Head Robert Chappell writes a gardening page for Express News, and also contributes to 'Amateur Gardening'. (Express News Christmas)
1968 Staplemead Laboratory Head Robert Chappell writes a gardening page for Express News, and also contributes to 'Amateur Gardening'. (Express News Christmas)
1969 Milborne and Staplemead staff at Bath Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer)
1969 Milborne and Staplemead staff at Bath Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer)
1970 Staplemead Creamery carnival procession
1970 Staplemead Creamery carnival procession
Mike Lucas comments "Frome Carnival about 1970; the driver is Bill Lucas, my brother." (Courtesy Mike Lucas)
Mike Lucas comments "Frome Carnival about 1970; the driver is Bill Lucas, my brother." (Courtesy Mike Lucas)
1972 Using explosives to redirect the River Frome at Staplemead Creamery, to make space for a new cartoning plant
1972 Using explosives to redirect the River Frome at Staplemead Creamery, to make space for a new cartoning plant
1972 Using explosives to redirect the River Frome at Staplemead Creamery. Colourised (courtesy of Dave Merritt-Johns)
1972 Using explosives to redirect the River Frome at Staplemead Creamery. Colourised (courtesy of Dave Merritt-Johns)
1972 River Frome River Diversion Before and After (Courtesy Dan Rowe)
1972 River Frome River Diversion Before and After (Courtesy Dan Rowe)
1972 Staplemead General Manager Charles Berry retires
1972 Staplemead General Manager Charles Berry retires
1972 Staplemead - Jane Rees posted 'me on the lawn out front of the old farmhouse at the dairy, before they knocked it down'
1972 Staplemead - Jane Rees posted 'me on the lawn out front of the old farmhouse at the dairy, before they knocked it down'
1973 Wyn Roberts with Adam McCartney (Staplemead Manager) and wife Catherine (ex Cuddington) and their daughter Sally
1973 Wyn Roberts with Adam McCartney (Staplemead Manager) and wife Catherine (ex Cuddington) and their daughter Sally
1973 Staplemead - 'A Breath of Country Air'
1973 Staplemead - 'A Breath of Country Air'
1973 Staplemead - 'A Breath of Country Air'
1973 Staplemead - 'A Breath of Country Air'
1973 Staplemead - 'A Breath of Country Air'
1973 Staplemead - 'A Breath of Country Air'
1973 Staplemead truck being loaded for Exeter and Hammetts
1973 Staplemead truck being loaded for Exeter and Hammetts
1974 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1974 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1975 Bob Morgan retires from Staplemead as Regional Engineer after 36 years
1975 Bob Morgan retires from Staplemead as Regional Engineer after 36 years
1975 Veterans get-together at Staplemead; John Candy in sunglasses. (Express News Christmas)
1975 Veterans get-together at Staplemead; John Candy in sunglasses. (Express News Christmas)
1976 AEC Mammoth Major tractor unit rebuilt at Staplemead
1976 AEC Mammoth Major tractor unit rebuilt at Staplemead
1976 AEC Mammoth Major tractor unit rebuilt at Staplemead. Photo taken from Horse & Groom, East Woodlands, Frome https://goo.gl/maps/HmBLESzwe1s9L13h8
1976 AEC Mammoth Major tractor unit rebuilt at Staplemead. Photo taken from Horse & Groom, East Woodlands, Frome https://goo.gl/maps/HmBLESzwe1s9L13h8
1980 Jane Rees comments "Back in 1979/80 when they were building at Staplemead, my dad Arthur Rees was Transport Manager, and they were going to knock down his old office/porticabin. Instead he asked if he could give it to the local Scout camp at Tedbury for them to use, so over the next months him and his mate took it down piece by piece and put it back together again over at the Scout camp site. He died suddenly in 1980 before it was completely finished, and it’s been rebuilt and vandalised and rebuilt and vandalised over the years… I found this clipping when it was rebuilt and opened again and named The Rees Cabin after my dad, but credit where it’s due, it all started down at the dairy!"
1980 Jane Rees comments "Back in 1979/80 when they were building at Staplemead, my dad Arthur Rees was Transport Manager, and they were going to knock down his old office/porticabin. Instead he asked if he could give it to the local Scout camp at Tedbury for them to use, so over the next months him and his mate took it down piece by piece and put it back together again over at the Scout camp site. He died suddenly in 1980 before it was completely finished, and it’s been rebuilt and vandalised and rebuilt and vandalised over the years… I found this clipping when it was rebuilt and opened again and named The Rees Cabin after my dad, but credit where it’s due, it all started down at the dairy!"
1980 Staplemead, Frank Dineen comments "Technical Manager Ian Gibson leaves to take up a new job back in his home nation of Ireland.  He was presented with a pair of wellies to help him in the bogs. When I can remember all the names will update.  John Holland is to the right, looking down laughing. First left is Hazel Phillips (Dineen) and site receptionist Joan Alder." (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980 Staplemead, Frank Dineen comments "Technical Manager Ian Gibson leaves to take up a new job back in his home nation of Ireland. He was presented with a pair of wellies to help him in the bogs. When I can remember all the names will update. John Holland is to the right, looking down laughing. First left is Hazel Phillips (Dineen) and site receptionist Joan Alder." (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's Staplemead, "Inside the old micro lab" (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's Staplemead, "Inside the old micro lab" (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1980's Staplemead Becky Linsdell, Gerry Malloy, Anne Markwell, Caroline West, Maureen Bryant, Marianne Haines, Julie Fry, Pauline Smith, Gill Tulet (Courtesy Angela Mowat)
1980's Staplemead Becky Linsdell, Gerry Malloy, Anne Markwell, Caroline West, Maureen Bryant, Marianne Haines, Julie Fry, Pauline Smith, Gill Tulet (Courtesy Angela Mowat)
1980's Staplemead Marianne Haines, Angela Mowat, Becky Linsdell, Paula Lapham (Courtesy Angela Mowat)
1980's Staplemead Marianne Haines, Angela Mowat, Becky Linsdell, Paula Lapham (Courtesy Angela Mowat)
1980's Staplemead Angela Mowat, Alison Burge, Paula Lapham, Alfie Hunt, John Holland, Evelyn Putnam, Becky Linsdell, Jerry Malloy, Anne Markwell, Caroline West (Courtesy Angela Mowat)
1980's Staplemead Angela Mowat, Alison Burge, Paula Lapham, Alfie Hunt, John Holland, Evelyn Putnam, Becky Linsdell, Jerry Malloy, Anne Markwell, Caroline West (Courtesy Angela Mowat)
1980 New Ski pot design (Express News April)
1980 New Ski pot design (Express News April)
1980 New Ski pot design (Express News April)
1980 New Ski pot design (Express News April)
1981 Staplemead charity team competed in an 85 mile relay race against Cuddington. Frank Dineen and Denis Hawkes identify, from left: 1-John Fisher, 2-Jeremy Haines, 3-Graham Phillips, 4?, 5-James McAlpine, 6-Maureen McAlpine, 7-11? 12-Colin Berry, 13-Arthur Priddle, 14-Kim Messenger, 15-Charlie Miller, 16-David Smith (Express News December)
1981 Staplemead charity team competed in an 85 mile relay race against Cuddington. Frank Dineen and Denis Hawkes identify, from left: 1-John Fisher, 2-Jeremy Haines, 3-Graham Phillips, 4?, 5-James McAlpine, 6-Maureen McAlpine, 7-11? 12-Colin Berry, 13-Arthur Priddle, 14-Kim Messenger, 15-Charlie Miller, 16-David Smith (Express News December)
1981 Staplemead's Keith Evason is personnel officer and amateur boxing referee
1981 Staplemead's Keith Evason is personnel officer and amateur boxing referee
1981 Staplemead's Keith Evason is personnel officer and amateur boxing referee
1981 Staplemead's Keith Evason is personnel officer and amateur boxing referee
1982 Christmas Cream - Staplemead, Honiton p8-9
1982 Christmas Cream - Staplemead, Honiton p8-9
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
1982 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1982 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1983 Staplemead Creamery during construction of the Niro building. Frank Dineen comments "The large red brick building at the back right hand side, with the chimney behind, is the original factory. Demolished about 92-93. The chimney is still there along with the engineers' workshop, one of the last remnants of the old building. The grey building at the front with 4 silos in the centre is the then new milk reception." (Courtesy Tim Gray)
1983 Staplemead Creamery during construction of the Niro building. Frank Dineen comments "The large red brick building at the back right hand side, with the chimney behind, is the original factory. Demolished about 92-93. The chimney is still there along with the engineers' workshop, one of the last remnants of the old building. The grey building at the front with 4 silos in the centre is the then new milk reception." (Courtesy Tim Gray)
1983 Autumn Front Cover - Tony Evans and James Ellis operating Staplemead's new cream plant
1983 Autumn Front Cover - Tony Evans and James Ellis operating Staplemead's new cream plant
1983 Staplemead investment in cream plant
1983 Staplemead investment in cream plant
1983 Staplemead investment in cream plant
1983 Staplemead investment in cream plant
1983 Staplemead investment in cream plant
1983 Staplemead investment in cream plant
1983 Staplemead investment in cream plant
1983 Staplemead investment in cream plant
1983 Taste Panel, left to right: Lorraine O'Connor (laboratory assistant), Roy Freeman (cream process operator), Ron Middleton (Production Manager), Tony Evans (Cream Production Manager)
1983 Taste Panel, left to right: Lorraine O'Connor (laboratory assistant), Roy Freeman (cream process operator), Ron Middleton (Production Manager), Tony Evans (Cream Production Manager)
1983 Staplemead from the air
1983 Staplemead from the air
1983 Staplemead from the air
1983 Staplemead from the air
1984 Staplemead - Tom Conner
1984 Staplemead - Tom Conner
1986 Staplemead multi-pack production
1986 Staplemead multi-pack production
1986 Terry Mounsher and Dave Harlock at the feed-in end of the new Erca fillers at Staplemead
1986 Terry Mounsher and Dave Harlock at the feed-in end of the new Erca fillers at Staplemead
1986 Anthony Dyer and Frank Whittall at Cuddington
1986 Anthony Dyer and Frank Whittall at Cuddington
1986 Yogurt shift manager Dave Harlock (left) discusses the set yogurt holding coil
1986 Yogurt shift manager Dave Harlock (left) discusses the set yogurt holding coil
1986 Marcus Cannon, cream machine operator from Staplemead, helps organised re-enactments of the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana, USA
1986 Marcus Cannon, cream machine operator from Staplemead, helps organised re-enactments of the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana, USA
1988 Staplemead, from Ski Silver Jubilee brochure
1988 Staplemead, from Ski Silver Jubilee brochure
1988 Multi-packs at Staplemead
1988 Multi-packs at Staplemead
1988 Investment programme for Cuddington, Staplemead and Milborne St Andrew
1988 Investment programme for Cuddington, Staplemead and Milborne St Andrew
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Ski Silver Jubilee - 25 years (Courtesy Paul Bloor)
1988 Bob Mackill from Staplemead remembers the Royal Cream operation which began in the 1950's. (August Express News)
1988 Bob Mackill from Staplemead remembers the Royal Cream operation which began in the 1950's. (August Express News)
1988 Staplemead challenges others to a gold tournament. Tom Ryan, Gordon Perry and Chris Philpott all achieved success, with the winner's trophy presented by factory manager Barry Denton. (August Express News)
1988 Staplemead challenges others to a gold tournament. Tom Ryan, Gordon Perry and Chris Philpott all achieved success, with the winner's trophy presented by factory manager Barry Denton. (August Express News)
1990's Staplemead. Frank Dineen comments "In front of the "new" technical/lab building when Maggie Goulter retired." Charles Daniel also comments (helped by others) "A bit of a memory test....from left to right: Mike Sheppard, Steve Crutchley, Graham Perrett, Leonie Good, Mike Swift, Nadja Byrne, Andy Heys, Maggie Goulter, Julie Middleton, Frank Dineen, Jeff Bynoth, Cherry Blumberg, Janet Millard, Arthur Priddle, Wendy Lucas-Phillips, Penny Bradley, Jenny Ford, Josie Cusman, Christine Perrett, Terry Atkinson. A great team!" (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1990's Staplemead. Frank Dineen comments "In front of the "new" technical/lab building when Maggie Goulter retired." Charles Daniel also comments (helped by others) "A bit of a memory test....from left to right: Mike Sheppard, Steve Crutchley, Graham Perrett, Leonie Good, Mike Swift, Nadja Byrne, Andy Heys, Maggie Goulter, Julie Middleton, Frank Dineen, Jeff Bynoth, Cherry Blumberg, Janet Millard, Arthur Priddle, Wendy Lucas-Phillips, Penny Bradley, Jenny Ford, Josie Cusman, Christine Perrett, Terry Atkinson. A great team!" (Courtesy Frank Dineen)
1990 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1990 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
1990 Staplemead (Courtesy Robin Carrington)
1990 Staplemead (Courtesy Robin Carrington)
1998 Staplemead winner Colin Elliott with safety poster at children's competition (March Express News, courtesy Michael Aldread)
1998 Staplemead winner Colin Elliott with safety poster at children's competition (March Express News, courtesy Michael Aldread)
1998 Niro Bagging improvements at Staplemead (1998 Christmas Express News. courtesy Michael Aldread)
1998 Niro Bagging improvements at Staplemead (1998 Christmas Express News. courtesy Michael Aldread)
1999 Boreholes at Staplemead and other sites supply processing needs. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1999 Boreholes at Staplemead and other sites supply processing needs. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1999 June Express News-Effluent a green success at Staplemead. Soo Rose-Cook remembers Steve Crutchley. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1999 June Express News-Effluent a green success at Staplemead. Soo Rose-Cook remembers Steve Crutchley. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 Farmers protest at Staplemead, Ashby and Liverpool over milk prices. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 Farmers protest at Staplemead, Ashby and Liverpool over milk prices. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 New style cream pots filled at Staplemead for Sainsbury's. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 New style cream pots filled at Staplemead for Sainsbury's. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 (December Express News) Floods at Frome. Barry Thomas Parsons comments "It happened a few times over the years. We used to have flood levels marked on the wall in the general stores." (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 (December Express News) Floods at Frome. Barry Thomas Parsons comments "It happened a few times over the years. We used to have flood levels marked on the wall in the general stores." (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 Staplemead Distribution gain business from Milk Link's Westbury depot following the closure of that site and Express Honiton. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000 Staplemead Distribution gain business from Milk Link's Westbury depot following the closure of that site and Express Honiton. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2001 Staplemead produce chocolate custard for Cadbury's. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2001 Staplemead produce chocolate custard for Cadbury's. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2001 Marie O'Donoghue from Staplemead flavoured milk department celebrates her 21st Birthday wing-walking. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2001 Marie O'Donoghue from Staplemead flavoured milk department celebrates her 21st Birthday wing-walking. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2001 Flavoured milk success for own-label drinks produced at Staplemead. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2001 Flavoured milk success for own-label drinks produced at Staplemead. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
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)
2010 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
2010 Staplemead overview (Courtesy Dave Coleman)
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