Object No.60

Co-op Milk Token, 1940s

Object No.60
Object No.60
The milk cart in Anson Road Wolverton, with a small child named Ivor Brown, c.1936
The milk cart in Anson Road Wolverton, with a small child named Ivor Brown, c.1936

3d (1½p) was the cost of a pint of milk. You left the number of tokens for the number of pints you wanted, on the doorstep next to the empty bottles.

At that time the milk was delivered by horse and cart. The Co-op Dairy’s horse’s name was Tommy and he was stabled behind the Co-op Dairy (now the Co-op Funeral Parlour). At the weekend Tommy went out into open fields at Old Wolverton (where the Galleon estate is now).

There were bread tokens as well.

For memories of milk in Wolverton see Brian Dunleavy’s Wolverton Past website

Comments about this page

  • The picture is closer to 1936, Ivor was born in December 1933. Ivor would like to know where the photograph came from and whether you have the negative. He has other prints from the series taken at this time.

    By nigel brown (31/10/2014)

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