Does anyone remember the milkman delivering soft drinks in a crate?

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JAMES

Does anyone remember the milkman delivering soft drinks in a crate?

We only used to get it at Christmas. A crate of 12 glass bottles with various flavours in. Anyone remember what the brand was?

It has cherryade, limeade, Cola, lemonade, fake Irn Bru etc, on and cream soda which none of us liked!

It was one of the highlights of Christmas for us! But then, as a kid I also though Vienetta was posh! :)

I suppose the milkman, these days, where he still exists prob only delivers "real" brands nowadays!

:)

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Queen of Puds

soft drinks ...

All I remember is the Corona delivery float ??? Never tried any though.

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foodie

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Yes James, corona was the one I remember, we only got fizzy drinks at birthdays or Christmas,we got ours from the shop up the lane (not in Luton lol), and if we took the bottles back we got 3d back for each bottle lol....now your to young to remember that!!!

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JAMES

Does anyone remember the Milkman delivering soft drinks in a crate?!?!?!?

I think it may well have been Corona actually, but it def got delivered by the milkman, not by them directly.

It really was the most exciting part of Christmas as, like you, Foodie, we were not allowed soft drinks very much (I was actually in my thirties before I tried the fat version of Coca Cola for the first time - and I still don't like it!)

Yes, after Christmas we returned the crate with the empty bottles in, but no deposit on them by then! :)

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sam from worthing

milkman deliveries


no i don't remember the milkman delivering fizzy drinks...I do recall him delivering fruit juice in a milk bottle though.

And i vaguely remember taking the bottle back to the sweet shop to get 5p returns.

I never remember really drinking fizzy pop, until my mum and dad got a soda stream, which i was not allowed to touch - unless under the supervision of my dad, i think it was 2 squirts pull the lever down and out came fizzy water that you had added flavour too.

I fondly remember making creme soda, and my dad putting it in a big tall glass with ice cream in.

and horror of all horrors......talking of the milkman, i am still old enough to remember milk at school which was horrid and always warm, and always had half the little tiny bottle of thick horrid milk - which i know now to be full fat milk with cream on top - yuck yuck yuckkity yuck!!!

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Dottie May

Milkman deliveries

As a child in the 1930's our milk was delivered daily by a local farmer with his horse and cart. He, not the horse, would come to the back door with a a milk pail and Mum would meet him with a jug/jugs and he would use a measuring jug to ladle out the milk. No frig in those days. I remember a "Pop Man" coming around with small crates containing bottles but can't remember the flavours - it was just white pop. There was something around that time called Tizer and also Dandilion & Burdock. In school the crates of milk were kept by the stove and was always warm and as mentioned above....yuck. We had a use for the cardboard milk tops though. They had a hole in the middle and we used to wind wool around them via the hole, eventually cutting through the wool which then turned into a a large bobble. Happy days.

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The Cat's Mother

Milk and Other deliveries

Sadly I am old enough to remember the milkman delivering to the house, don't remember him having fizzy pop though - there was the Corona lorry, but we never had that. We also had other deliveries - baker, greengrocer, butcher, the Kleen-e zee man - weekly laundry collection - gypsies selling wooden clothes pegs and "lucky" heather!!! it is amazing what comes to mind, by one simple suggestion!!
Now everything is available under one roof - the supermarket - I suppose it is progress.

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Yummy

Milkman deliveries

We had the milkman with Horse and Cart, the horse always left us "extras" outside our house, and a neighbour used to hurry out with a bucket to collect for her garden :)
we had a "Pop"
lorry but it was a local one and not Corona.

We also had a man who came round on a horse and cart selling kindling wood in little bundles, he never got off the cart and had boys running round knocking on the doors of his customers ! As kids we always thought he had no legs..... never found out if he did or didn't!

And we had a man with a van who sold all sorts of household stuff along with Paraffin, his van had a very distinctive smell

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Dottie May

Deliveries to the house

Your comments Yummy reminded me that the Paraffin man used to call at our house. He also used to sell pots and pans and lots of other things. Mr. Brown the Baker used to deliver bread twice a week. Gypsies also called with their homemade pegs and another man sold toasting forks and pokers that he made. Not sure if it was the same man who used to sharpen knives and scissors and he also repaired holes in saucepans with a disc-type thingie. On Fridays a man came around selling fish. Lovely thread.

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Sacred Lotus

no

no i dont, im only 25,, would that matter?? i still get milk delivered but there were never soft drinks going lol.

Ian

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Esther R

I remember soft drinks in a crate

Some lovely stories in this thread. Particularly from Dottie May. I remember school milk and loved it, warm or freezing cold. I do also remember a rather horrible synthetic tasting orange squash which came in small milk bottles in a crate. We had it occasionally as a treat but I preferred the milk.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Yes

It would matter Ian, you are just a baby....

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Liz from Cumbria

Lemonade factory

We had a local factory in town, Brothwell and Mills, they had their own delivery service. Loved their dandelion & burdock and their ginger beer.

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jampling

Milkman deliveries

I remember the milkman delivering to the house...and the battles my ma used to have to stop the birds pecking at the milk bottle tops. But I don't remember deliveries of soft drinks at all. Could be because I wasn't allowed any!

Like Sam, I also remember the ghastly milk bottles in school. For some unfathomable reason, my teacher used to leave the crate to warm on top of the radiators right through the morning. I used to love milk...but not this ghastly semi-warm concoction!

I also remember gypsies at the door trying to sell clothes pegs. Also the coal delivery which was always a thrill. I loved the smell and loved the sight of the coal men with their faces all smudged with black.

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Dottie May

Coal Deliveries

I'd forgotten about the coal being delivered. Ours was delivered in sacks, which were tipped out on the road at the front gate. Dad then used to fill a wheelbarrow as many times as it took and wheel it up the path and then tip it into the coalhouse around the back of the house.

 
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