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ORE memories of house-to-house traders and rent men.

MGraham Turton was brought up in 1950s Crosland Moor.

"One of my earliest memories as a child was the milk delivery by horse and cart.

"Manor House Farm was situated on Crosland Hill Road and the farmer was Mr Frank Roberts.

"Milk came in churns, and ladles were provided to pour it into jugs brought by the ladies who came to the cart.

"He also sold bottles of fresh orange juice which was delicious."

He remembers the rag and bone trader (pictured) and the Kleeneze man.

"He came with a large suitcase full of household cleaning products. He always carried a selection of brushes under his arm."

He adds: "Your comments about the rent man brought a smile to my face, as I was one from 1974 to 1989. And, yes, we always knocked and walked straight in, but the occupiers knew the rent collection day so it was not much of a problem.

"It was only awkward when you started in a new area where the people did not know you. In those circumstances I used to shout 'rent-man' before entering the kitchen."

Mrs Thelma Holroyd (nee Sykes), of Golcar, lived at Hollin Hall at Scapegoat Hill many years ago.

Her mother baked all their own bread and a man called Colin came each week with fresh yeast which he weighed out on scales. They had about 300 chickens and another chap called to supply them with Cornloo as an additive to the chicken feed. "It was supposed to make the eggs richer," she says. "But I don't know if it did any good or not."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 1, 2017
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