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Derek finds 50-year-old milk bottle while walking in Torquay woods

By Herald Express  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

perfectly preserved: Derek Elliott from Third Avenue, Torquay, with the old milk bottle

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A 50-YEAR-OLD milk bottle has been found in perfect condition in woods in Torquay.

Derek Elliott, from Third Avenue, found the item in Daison Wood and is eager to find out any information on its past or where it might have come from.

He said: "I basically fell over it as I was walking in the woods and picked it up. I saw a gentlemen in my street who was a milkman and he reckoned it must be from the 50s or 60s."

The glass bottle is etched with Dartington Hall Totnes, Turberculin Tested Milk, Farm Bottled, Barton and Old Parsonage.

The great grandfather said: "I just thought it was quite interesting and thought somebody might be able to shed some light on it.

"With the debate about badgers being culled at the moment, it is interesting to know they were testing milk for turberculosis all those years ago.

"I was born in 1948 and I have never seen anything like it. It was just there on the surface and I fell over it. It is unusual and would be interesting to find out about when the dairy was there."

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  • Dieselwhore  |  November 22 2012, 5:21AM

    Sing hosanna!!

  • DevonJanner  |  November 21 2012, 7:34PM

    might be where you come from!!

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  • Hocus_Pocus  |  November 21 2012, 12:54PM

    If your going to try to be funny, at least get it right, its "half inched" = pinched

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  • DevonJanner  |  November 21 2012, 10:41AM

    probably half hitched from a doorstep,by a cheeky northener..

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