I do like social history snippets. My friend Archie Simm shared with me recently some memories of various things once delivered reliably around Blantyre.
Like Milk for example. He added, “I remember the days when we could count on the milk being delivered in bottles before 8:00am and depending where you were on the route, as early as 6:00am. No matter what time, it was the same every morning 6 days a week, all weather, 52 weeks a year and mainly delivered by school kids before their school day began. I know, I was one of those kids for over 3 years and not the only one in my family.”
I remember the milk deliveries too. Who could forget bottles left on your doorsteps? In all my time at Stonefield Crescent, I don’t ever remember anybody pinching them from outside. However, the starlings used to peck the silver or gold foil off the top to get to the cream and in winter it would often freeze over and burst out the bottle.
I have no memory of recycling glass bottles. Wonder what my parents did with them everyday? What’s your memories of milk deliveries in Blantyre?