An Extra Pint Please.

In Victorian times during the summer months the population on the Island of Bute could triple or quadruple with holiday makers. How did the locals cope with the increased demand for the basics. This is a light hearted look at one aspect of bygone supply and demand.

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Paddle steamers arrived all day at Rothesay pier, which could triple the towns population.

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An attraction at one of the beaches.

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waiting patiently for a cup of tea.

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There is a hic cup on the production line.

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A solution was needed, and the answer was effective if not unconventional.



COWFEEDERS.

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PEOPLE IN THE TOWN WERE ENCOURAGED TO KEEP A COW OR TWO IN THE BACK GARDEN OR OUTHOUSES TO SUPPLEMENT THE MILK SHORTAGE.

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COWS WERE DRIVEN UP THESE CLOSES TO WASH HOUSES OR OUT HOUSES TO BE KEPT OVERNIGHT AND MILKED.

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A TYPICAL BACK COURT WHERE A MILKING WAS DONE.

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THE SYSTEM WORKED.

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