A Tale of Ramsgate Dairyman - No Yoke for the Milkman
Charles Morris Walford
Small print A5 size staple-bound booklet. 103pp + ads. B&W photographs and text. Oral history of Ramsgate through the eyes of a local milkman. In 1922 aged sisxteen Charles Maurice Walford and his family moved to Ramsgate, where he spent the rest of his life. He entered a world of cut-throat competition, backbreaking work and one customer expected more than just her daily pinta in the morning. From milk deliveries on bicycle, Churn carts, horse and cart, to motorised electric vehicle; canvassing new customers, sabotaging the goods from other dairies, the horrors of world war two, the dangers of having a horse at the harbour, and more.