milk&more combines the tradition and familiarity of the residential milk delivery service with the convenience of online shopping. With milk&more, our customers can order and pay online, add holiday dates, access a large product range and even change orders up to 9pm the night before their next scheduled delivery. There is no minimum order and delivery is free.
A History of the Milkman
1840s - By the late 1840s / early 1950s, dairymen began to transport their milk using the railways, delivering all over the country, providing a nationwide service
1850s - By the late 1850s, demand had grown. Low wheeled carts called hand prams were introduced and the doorstep delivery service was created
1900s - At the beginning of the 1900s most milk was delivered and sold in jugs that were filled from a large churn on a push pram. As the milkman gained more customers he traded in his push pram for a horse and cart
1910s - Up until WWI milkmen would deliver three times a day at 5-6am, mid-morning (commonly known as the pudding round, for people to make their milk puddings) and at tea-time. Due to a shortage of men and horses during the war the number of deliveries were reduced to two a day
1920s - Most dairies changed over to bottles. The bottles were sealed with cardboard lids up until the 1950s, which were the origin of the children's game POGS
1930s - Most deliveries were still made by horse and cart, although a few electrical vehicles were introduced
1940s - During WWII doorstep deliveries were reduced to just one per day and due to a shortage of men, women were drafted in to keep the service going. During this decade most milkmen swapped their horses for electric milk floats. These electric milk delivery vehicles were called Bush Pony three wheeler vans
1960s - By 1960 most of London's milk was delivered by electric or petrol vehicles.