Two Pints Please – oral history / photography

This project documented dairies and doorstep milk delivery, an important long-standing feature of many communities, through photography and oral history. Dairies often carry a strong local identity and contribute to the cultural heritage and identity of many towns and cities. As well as capturing this history through contemporary photography, this project also recorded oral histories from milk delivery people. The results can be seen in a range of videos which bring together interview extracts interview with urban soundscapes and stills photography.

For more information contact Maxine Beuret.

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