Express Dairy horse-drawn toy model. David Ginn comments "I illustrated in ink and gouache as part of the 'Ledo Days Gone' series, advertising poster (from Instagram)
Express Dairy horse-drawn toy model. David Ginn comments "I illustrated in ink and gouache as part of the 'Ledo Days Gone' series, advertising poster (from Instagram)
1890's? Express Journey (Book) 1964-Express Country Milk Supply Co. (Museum Street, Bloomsbury)
1890's? Express Journey (Book) 1964-Express Country Milk Supply Co. (Museum Street, Bloomsbury)
1892 Fred Waters with milk churn on his round in Blackheath
1892 Fred Waters with milk churn on his round in Blackheath
1900's Horse drawn milk cart from Chiswick
1900's Horse drawn milk cart from Chiswick
1900's Horse drawn cart. "Conical churns first produced in 1866 to the design of George Barham"
1900's Horse drawn cart. "Conical churns first produced in 1866 to the design of George Barham"
1900's TH Lewis advertisement - horse drawn cart (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1900's TH Lewis advertisement - horse drawn cart (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1900's? Hundred Acre Farm, Pinner Road, Northwood.  (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1900's? Hundred Acre Farm, Pinner Road, Northwood. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1910's? Snowy milk round from College Farm. (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1910's? Snowy milk round from College Farm. (Courtesy Paul Smith)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart - colourised version. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart - colourised version. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Mottingham-Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Mottingham-Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1900's ?(Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1900's ?(Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1900's Tithe Farm Depot, Mill Hill - Illustration from 'Milk for the millions'
1900's Tithe Farm Depot, Mill Hill - Illustration from 'Milk for the millions'
1900's? College Farm/ Frith Manor Farm, Suffolk Punch Team. Elisabeth Torry comments "My Dad, Syd Whatling, worked at College Farm sometimes. He was a farrier based at Frith Manor Farm where we lived from around 1947. There were two horses who lived on the farm. Taffy who looked similar to the ones here and Babs (Ashfield Sensation); they both went to various shows. When there were no longer any horses he worked in the yard at Hendon Quadrant, in the late 50's. I used to pop in on the way home from Kilburn Polytechnic and ask him if I could go out that night, then say to my Mum 'Dad said I could go out'. After that he worked at Tithe Farm. He was a lovely man and great father". (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1900's? College Farm/ Frith Manor Farm, Suffolk Punch Team. Elisabeth Torry comments "My Dad, Syd Whatling, worked at College Farm sometimes. He was a farrier based at Frith Manor Farm where we lived from around 1947. There were two horses who lived on the farm. Taffy who looked similar to the ones here and Babs (Ashfield Sensation); they both went to various shows. When there were no longer any horses he worked in the yard at Hendon Quadrant, in the late 50's. I used to pop in on the way home from Kilburn Polytechnic and ask him if I could go out that night, then say to my Mum 'Dad said I could go out'. After that he worked at Tithe Farm. He was a lovely man and great father". (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1900's Highbury - Panlac bread made with milk (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1900's Highbury - Panlac bread made with milk (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1900's Hampstead (Steve Wheeler Milk Bottle Museum BBC)
1900's Hampstead (Steve Wheeler Milk Bottle Museum BBC)
1911 Waterloo Station (Courtesy Simon Wilkins, Old London Photos FB)
1911 Waterloo Station (Courtesy Simon Wilkins, Old London Photos FB)
1911 Horse Bus. (1960 Picture Set from Express News Christmas edition)
1911 Horse Bus. (1960 Picture Set from Express News Christmas edition)
1914, in Oxford Street when the Company were collecting money for the blind. George Golding is in the driving seat. Mr Titus Barham was a great admirer of horseflesh and had spent fifty guineas apiece on them. (1960 Picture Set from Express News Christmas edition)
1914, in Oxford Street when the Company were collecting money for the blind. George Golding is in the driving seat. Mr Titus Barham was a great admirer of horseflesh and had spent fifty guineas apiece on them. (1960 Picture Set from Express News Christmas edition)
1910's F & H E Hornby’s milk delivery wagon. Josiah Clarke died 12th June 1917. The family run business was then amalgamated with their main rival F & H E Hornby. (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1910's F & H E Hornby’s milk delivery wagon. Josiah Clarke died 12th June 1917. The family run business was then amalgamated with their main rival F & H E Hornby. (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1912 "A neatly turned-out porter is seen leading a horse-drawn dray at St Pancras station, 9th January 1912. I love the advertisements in the background - Camp Coffee, Pears Soap, Suttons Seeds, Bovril, all of which are still with us although there is one for Sketchley which disappeared from the High Street a few years ago." (Courtesy Tim Woolnough, Old London Photos FB Group)
1912 "A neatly turned-out porter is seen leading a horse-drawn dray at St Pancras station, 9th January 1912. I love the advertisements in the background - Camp Coffee, Pears Soap, Suttons Seeds, Bovril, all of which are still with us although there is one for Sketchley which disappeared from the High Street a few years ago." (Courtesy Tim Woolnough, Old London Photos FB Group)
1914, reprinted in Express News March 1989
1914, reprinted in Express News March 1989
1920 at 'The Len Dairy', with Mr Jack Wickens grasping the reins, and his father, Mr Walter Wickens, standing resolutely in the background.  (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1920 at 'The Len Dairy', with Mr Jack Wickens grasping the reins, and his father, Mr Walter Wickens, standing resolutely in the background. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1920's? Muswell Hill Depot. Bob Young comments "I loved working in that yard, you could still smell the horses in the seventies". John Whatling adds "Lots of those floats were abandoned on Frith Manor farm with the advent of electric vehicles."  (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1920's? Muswell Hill Depot. Bob Young comments "I loved working in that yard, you could still smell the horses in the seventies". John Whatling adds "Lots of those floats were abandoned on Frith Manor farm with the advent of electric vehicles." (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1930's Finchley? (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1930's Finchley? (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1934 Wembley Carnival (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1934 Wembley Carnival (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1940's? Richard Gaylard suggests "I think this is Cross St., Uxbridge (possibly WWII)"  (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1940's? Richard Gaylard suggests "I think this is Cross St., Uxbridge (possibly WWII)" (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1940's Richard Gaylard commentss "Same lady, different horse. I think this is at Cross Street, Uxbridge." (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1940's Richard Gaylard commentss "Same lady, different horse. I think this is at Cross Street, Uxbridge." (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1940 Watched by her horse, a female  Express 'milkman' makes an entry in her rounds book. During World War II women took over the milk rounds usually run by men. (Courtesy Ann Cator)Credit & Photo by Eric Harlow/Keystone/Getty Images
1940 Watched by her horse, a female Express 'milkman' makes an entry in her rounds book. During World War II women took over the milk rounds usually run by men. (Courtesy Ann Cator)Credit & Photo by Eric Harlow/Keystone/Getty Images
1950's? Orpington - Milk tanker probably on its way to Bromley Processing. Petts Wood Depot (Steve Wheeler Milk Bottle Museum BBC)
1950's? Orpington - Milk tanker probably on its way to Bromley Processing. Petts Wood Depot (Steve Wheeler Milk Bottle Museum BBC)
1950's? Orpington. Petts Wood Depot (Steve Wheeler Milk Bottle Museum BBC)
1950's? Orpington. Petts Wood Depot (Steve Wheeler Milk Bottle Museum BBC)
1950's ? Express milk delivery by horse (courtesy of Roger Aldhouse, Facebook)
1950's ? Express milk delivery by horse (courtesy of Roger Aldhouse, Facebook)
1950's Express delivery in Purney's Road, Kidbrooke. (Photo Stephen Sopp, courtesy John Kennett and SEnine magazine)
1950's Express delivery in Purney's Road, Kidbrooke. (Photo Stephen Sopp, courtesy John Kennett and SEnine magazine)
1950 Norman Robarts driving 'Peggy' at the Watford Horse Show. (Express News October 1959)
1950 Norman Robarts driving 'Peggy' at the Watford Horse Show. (Express News October 1959)
Horse drawn cart in Niton Street, Fulham, from Hurlingham Depot. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart in Niton Street, Fulham, from Hurlingham Depot. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
College Farm, Horse-drawn float. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
College Farm, Horse-drawn float. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Mill Hill, horsedrawn float. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Mill Hill, horsedrawn float. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horses on display at Carshalton Depot. Lee Durham comments "Second from the left I’m pretty sure that is my uncle Vic Chapman. He loved horses and taught me to ride to a high standard. Rumour has it he took the job so he could work with horses." Dennis Cook adds "I`m sure the man on the left was the person who looked after the horses. He walked with a permanent limp because he had been kicked by one of them. We used to go and see the horses most days as I lived in Alma Rd; probably around 1948". (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horses on display at Carshalton Depot. Lee Durham comments "Second from the left I’m pretty sure that is my uncle Vic Chapman. He loved horses and taught me to ride to a high standard. Rumour has it he took the job so he could work with horses." Dennis Cook adds "I`m sure the man on the left was the person who looked after the horses. He walked with a permanent limp because he had been kicked by one of them. We used to go and see the horses most days as I lived in Alma Rd; probably around 1948". (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horse drawn float in London. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horse drawn float in London. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horse-drawn floats at The Promenade, Golders Green. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horse-drawn floats at The Promenade, Golders Green. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Central London delivery by horse. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Central London delivery by horse. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horse drawn float from Station Parade, Kingsbury (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horse drawn float from Station Parade, Kingsbury (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horsedrawn delivery. David Levitt comments "Dad was a milkman with a horse and cart. His horse knew exactly where he was on the round and would stop outside a Sweetshop for some Polo Mints and later on the bakers for his daily bun and he wouldn’t move until he got it. He would walk the round and the horse would follow him but you had to be careful as it knew when it was at the last stop and had to be held back going back to the yard. They changed over to electric floats and dad was really upset when the horses were removed as he knew they weren’t going off to a sunny field." (Courtesy FB Growing up in my Britain was Great)
Horsedrawn delivery. David Levitt comments "Dad was a milkman with a horse and cart. His horse knew exactly where he was on the round and would stop outside a Sweetshop for some Polo Mints and later on the bakers for his daily bun and he wouldn’t move until he got it. He would walk the round and the horse would follow him but you had to be careful as it knew when it was at the last stop and had to be held back going back to the yard. They changed over to electric floats and dad was really upset when the horses were removed as he knew they weren’t going off to a sunny field." (Courtesy FB Growing up in my Britain was Great)
1956 Bert Scott, Farm Foreman at Frith Manor Farm, showing 'Tynant Boy' at the Easter Parade in London. (Express News July)
1956 Bert Scott, Farm Foreman at Frith Manor Farm, showing 'Tynant Boy' at the Easter Parade in London. (Express News July)
Horse-drawn float. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Horse-drawn float. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1950's ? - Illustration from 'Milk for the millions'
1950's ? - Illustration from 'Milk for the millions'
1952 Collecting milk churns in Devon. (Courtesy Museum of English Rural Life)
1952 Collecting milk churns in Devon. (Courtesy Museum of English Rural Life)
1955 Watford - Museum photo
1955 Watford - Museum photo
Horse-drawn milk cart in Kenton, 1954. [Photograph courtesy of Angela Rumsey] (Courtesy Philip Grant, Wembley History Society)
Horse-drawn milk cart in Kenton, 1954. [Photograph courtesy of Angela Rumsey] (Courtesy Philip Grant, Wembley History Society)
Milk Transport through the years - Illustration from 'Milk for the millions'
Milk Transport through the years - Illustration from 'Milk for the millions'
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Farewell to the last horse-drawn milk round' (Express News October)
1959 'Tynant Boy' at Frith Manor Farm. (Express News October)
1959 'Tynant Boy' at Frith Manor Farm. (Express News October)
1960 Horse-drawn milk carts from Highbury & Greenford Green
1960 Horse-drawn milk carts from Highbury & Greenford Green
Horse-drawn milk carts from Hampstead and Highbury
Horse-drawn milk carts from Hampstead and Highbury
1960 Pony and Trap delivering milk in Cornwall. (Express News Autumn)
1960 Pony and Trap delivering milk in Cornwall. (Express News Autumn)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1963 (14th April) Easter Parade, Battersea Park "London Milk Distribution Past and Present".(Courtesy Paul Smith)
1963 (14th April) Easter Parade, Battersea Park "London Milk Distribution Past and Present".(Courtesy Paul Smith)
1963 London Easter Parade Battersea Park, with horse 'Taffy'. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1963 London Easter Parade Battersea Park, with horse 'Taffy'. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1960's? On parade from Tithe Farm. (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1960's? On parade from Tithe Farm. (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1960's? On parade from Morden. (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1960's? On parade from Morden. (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1960's? On parade from Muswell Hill. (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1960's? On parade from Muswell Hill. (Courtesy Dave Fane)
Bert Scott with horse 'Taffy' at a show. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
Bert Scott with horse 'Taffy' at a show. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1963 (14th April) Easter Parade, Battersea Park "London Milk Distribution Past and Present".(Courtesy Paul Smith)
1963 (14th April) Easter Parade, Battersea Park "London Milk Distribution Past and Present".(Courtesy Paul Smith)
Horse drawn cart. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Horse drawn cart. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Muswell Hill donkey cart, submitted by Arthur Larrington. (April Express News)
Muswell Hill donkey cart, submitted by Arthur Larrington. (April Express News)
1965 'Express Dairy, Dawes Road, Fulham' by Peter Colville Horridge Gardner (Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre)
1965 'Express Dairy, Dawes Road, Fulham' by Peter Colville Horridge Gardner (Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre)
1968 Welling Depot. Hilary Mccluskey (nee Bowyer) comments "Looks like the opening of Welling as it was, I think, the largest Retail Depot to be built." Chris Austen confirms this was 1968.
1968 Welling Depot. Hilary Mccluskey (nee Bowyer) comments "Looks like the opening of Welling as it was, I think, the largest Retail Depot to be built." Chris Austen confirms this was 1968.
1981 Bob, the horse, shows off a refurbished milk cart near Lloyd Road in Manchester
1981 Bob, the horse, shows off a refurbished milk cart near Lloyd Road in Manchester
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)
1985 Express in Action Brochure
1985 Express in Action Brochure
1965 'Flashback' feature in Express News 2000 (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1965 'Flashback' feature in Express News 2000 (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
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