Wednesday, 15 February 2012

the girl guide

found snapshot, a girl guide who may have just had a birthday.
Notice the milk bottles on the doorstep, 2 pints of sterilized and 1 silver top.

2 comments:

  1. So...what's a silver top? I'm guessing sterilized is what we call homogenized but is silver top cream?

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  2. I had to look on wiki to get all the colours (this refers to glass milk bottles that were delivered rather than store bought plastic bottles we have now)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_bottle_top#United_Kingdom
    Glass bottles
    Gold foil - milk from Channel Island (Jersey/Guernsey) breeds (about 5.2% fat)[1]
    Silver foil - whole milk (about 4% fat - minimum 3.5%)
    Red foil - Homogenised whole milk
    Red and silver striped foil - semi-skimmed milk (less than 2% fat)
    Blue and silver checkered foil - skimmed milk (0.1 to 0.3% fat)
    Green foil - raw (unpasteurized) milk, giving rise to the name "green-top milk"
    Gold striped foil on a green background - unpasteurized milk from Channel Island breeds[2]
    Note: Blue Peter often had annual charity campaigns where children would collect aluminium bottle-tops to raise money.

    We always collected the tops, school used to collect them if Blue Peter weren't.

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