Such a common commodity – and what has it got to do with Standard Triumph?
Two fascinating stories have come through regarding Milk.
Our first story comes post WW2 when rationing was still in force. Milk, as with other items, was rationed and with workers only allowed their allocated limit. There was an exception – the Telephone Exchange. Joan tells us that the Telephone Exchange was seen as such an important and stressful job that the staff were allowed extra milk for their tea!
Our second story comes from the spray paint booths. Milk was offered to workers as milk was seen to have some benefit. The official line to paint sprayers was have a good breakfast and drink plenty of milk. Painters were given a pint of milk per day to line their stomachs!