United Dairies sign, Binney St W1 London c1920s

2015-04-09 16.41.41  United Dairies began in 1917 after Wiltshire United Dairies, Metropolitan and Great Western Dairies and the Dairy Supply Company merged.This merger proved such a success, other dairy companies across the country were also bought.It was hoped that the company would manage to at least last until the end of World War 1 which it did.As you can see from the photograph, this street is undergoing redevelopment.I would hope that the United Dairies sign is listed.

When i was growing up, everybody had their milk delivered.If you were going away, you would leave a short note telling the milkman not to deliver.It seems so old fashioned now,I’m sure out in the suburbs this still goes on, I hope so anyway.