MILKO! MILKO! You can just hear this milkman early in the morning dropping off the bottles and calling out ‘milk’ with a yodel at the end.
I believe this photo was taken in Froddington Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, and we see Len Garland in 1926 with his pushalong float.
I am told he went back to the dairy twice on his round to complete his deliveries. He is, of course, working for the Portsea Island Mutual Co-op which was very big in Portsmouth in more ways than just milk.
There also seem to be half-pint bottles of milk as well.
Notice the gaiters he is wearing, perhaps to deter any dogs that might want to bite his legs. Len died in 1996 aged 94.
In the above picture we see a collection of PIMCO milkmen waiting to set off on their morning rounds. Len Garland is to the extreme left. I cannot work out where the depot was located, but I am sure someone will tell me.
You will notice how smart the milkmen are. All have collars and ties and some are even wearing bow ties.
Both photos from COSTEN.CO.UK