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Re: Swan dairy

Postby Tresagreen » 11 Feb 2020, 10:11

The amount of knowledge a simple request on here brings forth, never ceases to amaze me, long may it last. :-)
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Re: Swan dairy

Postby M&GN » 11 Feb 2020, 11:05

rospaul wrote:
M&GN wrote:As a small boy, I can remember Mr Green having two little "milk lorries"

Just like this one if my memory is correct, same colour too.
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Yes, but no sides on the buck and at least one of them if not both had a hard canopy with open sides. A great pic and as you say the right colour!
I did wonder if the ladies were sisters - I can remember them wearing macs and berets most of the time.
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Re: Swan dairy

Postby EWW » 11 Feb 2020, 11:20

Are you sure it wasn't these two in drag? :-D

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Re: Swan dairy

Postby rospaul » 11 Feb 2020, 12:31

EWW wrote:Do you mean the lane that goes towards the Long pond or the one going down to where Goggy Roper kept pigs and what have you RP.


:D ....... I didn't know Goggy kept pigs down there, thought his place was down the Rope-Walk ? anyway that's the one EW down the side of the old laundry.

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Re: Swan dairy

Postby Papa Smurf » 01 Mar 2020, 10:00

So we have both the Swan Dairy and Swan Laundry down the same road, the "little Loke". Anyone know the significance of the word swan for those 2 places? Maybe because they're both on the Gaywood river?
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Re: Swan dairy

Postby EWW » 01 Mar 2020, 10:52

I cannot think of a better explanation than that Papas S.

Did not see your picture of the lane RP for some reason. If you went down that lane and round to the left you
came out inbetween the old East's Ropework Shed and Goggy's place. I think a Mr Perry had it after Goggy.
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Re: Swan dairy

Postby rospaul » 01 Mar 2020, 12:48

:smt017 ……. When I attended Highgate School (1949-51) there was a tennis court and club house/pavilion behind the laundry, accessible by a gate on the left about the same place as the second gate shown on the picture of the lane. Anyone remember it and did the club have name ? I can't remember it being there after the early 1960s.

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Re: Swan dairy

Postby EWW » 01 Mar 2020, 13:03

Would the old 42F cadet hut have been part of that structure then RP as the 42F moved there after their place closed near the cattle mkt.
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Re: Swan dairy

Postby rospaul » 01 Mar 2020, 20:03

:D ……. Long-time before the Air Cadets EW

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Re: Swan dairy

Postby EWW » 01 Mar 2020, 20:52

Thanks RP. I just wondered if the old wooden hut they first used could have been the old pavillion as it would have been facing the right way.
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Re: Swan dairy

Postby Tresagreen » 01 Mar 2020, 23:52

Just a little snippet about the laundry. Charles Golding Barrett died in 1937 and his son Leonard took over the business. After the Second World War, he bought the Swan Laundry Loke Road and amalgamated the two businesses at Gaywood. By the 1960s, the laundry trade had begun to decline with the increase in home washing machines and the business was closed, with the site being sold in 1970.

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Re: Swan dairy

Postby EWW » 02 Mar 2020, 09:29

Thanks Ms Green. There is quite a bit on here about the laundry in different threads. Here is a picture I posted from one of them.
See how the building was altered to allow pedestrians to get round the corner without getting run over. We always called Leonard
"Buggsy Barrett".

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Re: Swan dairy

Postby Tresagreen » 02 Mar 2020, 09:36

Ah yes, the bit bobbiecool thought was a weird window. Very clever, thanks for the explanation E.
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