Havering Museum

Advent Day 2 – Peek Bros. milk bottle

In the run up to Christmas we’ll show some of the objects added to the Museum’s collection in the last 12 months. These objects will be on display at the Museum until we close for Christmas on 16th December.

20 Objects 03 Peek Brothers Bottle (2)

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This milk bottle was supplied by Peek Brothers of Widdrington Farm in Noak Hill. This farm was created in the 1870s -1880s following the amalgamation of two smaller farms that had medieval origins. Widdrington Farm was formerly known as Joys Farm and still exists today.  This bottle would ordinarily have been cleaned and returned to the dairy. However it is one of many such bottles the donor excavated from a former brick clay pit, later used as a rubbish tip, upon which his property was built.

 Donated by Mr. Thorne

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