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Sunday, 2 November 2008

THE 70'S MILK SACHET

In the 1970's, milk was available to buy in these plastic sachets shown above. A quick snip of the top corner, either using scissors or your teeth, and you had access to the contents. In addition, you could get plastic holders to place the sachets into which were designed to make it easier to pour and store at home. People used sachets a lot for their breaks at school and workplace.
I remember at Craigie High School we used to chuck them at each other in the playground. The idea was to catch the sachet without it bursting. Needless to say there were occassions when the bag did burst, resulting in sour blazers!!
Photo by The Scotsman.Tints by GG.

8 comments:

  1. I REMEMBER WE USED TO NICK THESE FROM DOORSTEPS AND PLAY CATCH WITH THEM.NOBODY LIKED THEIR MILK COMING IN COLOSTOMY BAGS.

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  2. These milk bags were a nightmare. Whoever thought up of that crazy idea of putting milk in a bag?

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  3. Ha ha, I remember as a milk boy for Fitchets in Ardler, delivering these to the Ardler multis! Was much quicker than bottles as you could just open the door to the landing and chuck them at the door.

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  4. Ha Ha - i was just telling a much younger friend about milk in bags (what!)and how they were delivered in Ardler Multis!

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  5. the whole point of them was that they could be put thru the letterbox. stoped the amount of thieving that went on.

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  6. Iremember delivering these (Fitchies days before I moved to Sherrit) in the walk ups and there was a house where I was instructed to deliver through the letterbox (the dog must have enjoyed milk) when I collected the milk money on Friday I had to hold my breath as the stench from the carpet at the door was like vomit.....that dog loved milk; fortunately they paid in milk tokens so one breath of air could be held. Happy days

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  7. I remember when they introduced these bags the was a big milk-bottle smashing event organised at a Lochee dairy - pictures were in the Tele. Unfortunately for them, the bags weren't a success and they had to buy glass bottles to replace them only a few years later. Delivering papers in the Perth Road are (for Gibson's) I regularly saw burst bags and milk all over people's doors on the top landings of the tenements, as the delivery boys just lobbed the bags up the last few stairs and they often burst on the mat!

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  8. Designed and Developed by James Fitchet Dairyman Staffa Place Ardler Dundee. I remember auld jim saying his milk theft issues were coming to a close as his grandson Robert came up with the idea of a milk sachet to go through letterbox to avoid theft .He was working for British Security Services last i seen on a blog .Clever Lad

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