In the first half of the 20th century before supermarkets came into existence, locals purchased their milk from one of many dairies in the area. Wenlock’s Dairy was one of them. Les Wenlock delivered milk to homes in the 1950s.


Cattle used to roam freely on an open paddock at the north end of Pier Street, Altona in the vicinity of where the drycleaners is now, until council decreed such paddocks needed to be fenced. Workers used to ride their bikes through this particular paddock as a short cut to and from work, then riding home one evening they soon discovered the new fence had been installed when they were unceremoniously thrown off their bikes. Do older members of your family remember the dairies and milk deliveries by horse and cart?