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Bad Day at Work

By Martin Burrage LRPS

Taken on the 5th July 1968, outside our family home in Woodside Park, North London. Express Dairies delivered by electric milk float, but on that day the vehicle caught fire. The local fire brigade arrived quickly and soon had the fire extinguished – I particularly remember that the glass milk bottles shattered noisily. I took a number of photos including this one of the milkman, Alfred Newman, looking on before the fire brigade arrived. (This was scanned from my original negative.)

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Stephen Jackson 10.06.16

Fantastic! I was a milkman for a while and I had a few "Don't cry over spilt milk" moments but nothing close to this.