• Short Summary

    Lord and Lady Digby take on the job of delivering milk in their electric float. Cerne Abbas.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Cerne Abbas (Dorset).

    An electric milk float draws up outside a house in Cerne Abbas. C/U of Lady Pamela Digby, acting milk woman for the holiday fortnight. C/U of her husband Lord Edward Kenelm Digby in the driving seat, he writes in delivery book. They bought the van but couldn't spare a farm worker to drive it so they deliver the milk themselves. Lady Digby hands two bottles of milk to a housewife. They puts the empties in the back of the van. M/S of children holding their milk bottles. C/U as Lord Digby puts the van into gear and drives away. M/S as he drives up to their own ancestral home.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:55:00 / 01:10:48:00

Comments (1)

  1. Sspice says

    My grandparents Fred and Mabel Copp worked for Lord Digby firstly in Minterne Magna and then in the 40’s for them in Cerne Abbas, living in a new tied cottage in Abbey Street. I can recall them very well n for drinking the milk too.

    My dad Thomas Halford Yearsley’s family also lived in the village for many years. My great grandfather James Hook had been in the Navy n was awarded the DSM. The family lived at Hook Cottage which was demolished when the Sherborne - Dorchester was run thru the village. My grandfather Wilfred Yearsley had a haulage business. My dad was a D Day veteran having been with 7th Btn Somerset Lt Infantry n sadly was captured at Vernon in August 44. After the was he joined the Military Police then returned to Cerne Abbas where he became a master builder. We moved away from Cerne in 64 but would visit it often.

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