I became interested in collecting Milk Bottles in the early 1970's when I discovered a discarded bottle lying in a ditch alongside a country lane, it had the name CROWHURSTLANDS FARM DAIRY LINGFIELD embossed on it. I knew straight away that the bottles being delivered at the time in Lingfield had the name WOODGATE on them so I decided there and then to rescue it, and it has gone on from there. My collection at its height amounted to over 3,000 different milk bottles, it would be almost impossible to list them fully here but I have listed the Countries where they come from.
Another interesting Milk Bottle was found in a local wood in Chelsham, Surrey, it had the following writing printed in red and green,
FARM BOTTLED MILK FROM W.LUND & SON, EMSLEY FARM, HARTSHEAD. RETAILED BY L.SYKES, 4 PARK ROAD, HECKMONDWIKE. NEW LAID EGGS, RICH CREAM.
I often wonder how it had strayed so far from home.
MILK BOTTLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
I had Milk Bottles in my personal collection from the following places
ENGLAND - WALES - SCOTLAND - IRELAND - ISLE OF MAN - JERSEY
AUSTRALIA - CANADA - COLOMBIA - DENMARK - FRANCE - GERMANY
HONG KONG - JAPAN - MALTA - NETHERLANDS - POLAND - U.S.A.
Milk Bottles from North Wales
Listed from left to right
Blaenddol Farm, Ffestiniog
Hughes, Ty Newydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog
D Rowland, Bryhn Rhug, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Clogwyn Brith, Ffestiniog
Advertising on British Milk bottles in the 1980's
Please click on the picture below to see a full listing of British Milk Bottles with 1, 2 and 3 advertisements, slogans and commemorations
Shown above are some Advertising bottles used in the 1980's by Unigate Dairies.
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