Nostalgia - Sidmouth’s fastest milk float in the West

PUBLISHED: 15:10 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:10 17 July 2017

Milkman and his milkfloat. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive

Milkman and his milkfloat. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive

Copyright 2002

From the Sidmouth Herald archives: George Lambden’s mad milk dash to rescue runaway cartons from the Sid.

Milkman and his milkfloat. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archiveMilkman and his milkfloat. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive

‘Disaster! The milk cartons began to head towards the deep blue sea. But George was not to be beaten.’

Local milkman, George Lambden, had to take a detour from his usual round after shedding 12 cartons of milk from his milk float into the River Sid at Mill Ford.

Here is the full article printed in the Herald at the time.

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Milkman and his milkfloat. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archiveMilkman and his milkfloat. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive

Article from the Sidmouth Herald, printed February 26, 1977.

Special thanks to Christine and Rab of Sidmouth Museum for retrieveing this article.


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