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anyone recall the large Express Dairy, just over the bridge from Saughall Massie? I worked there for a short period, up at 0400 hrs, on the lorries delivering milk to dairies. carrying 6 crates at a time - I didn't last too long!!

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Hi Red devil, yes I remember "Wirral Milk Supplies" as it was called(later bought out by Express Dairies) my dad was one of the original 41 shareholders in it. I don't know the exact details, but I do remember my dad telling me that shortly after the war a lot of local dairymen on the Wirral had a meeting at which Cooke Bros.(milk suppliers) also attended.
After a long discussion Cooke Bros rep. said "well.....you will just have to continue getting your milk off us" at which point my dad stood up and said "Why don't we build our own bottling dairy" To which everyone shouted "YES". At least that is what he told me. The problem at the time 1946-7ish was getting building materials....that is untill the famous MP Bessie Braddock stepped in......and everthing magicly appeared.
The dairy was opened by the Mayor of Birkenhead which my dad filmed on 16mm film, the manager of the dairy was Bill Eddas.
The dairy has now gone and the site is just a big yard full of milk-floats and fridges etc.


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