Someone said :
He had a black leather money bag like the busmen used to wear and a small book in which he kept tally of everyone's account.
The milk bottles were glass and had to be rinsed out and the empties left on the porch before you went to bed. If you wanted more than the number of bottles being left out, you stuck a note in the neck of one of the bottles with your instructions.
The cream used to settle on the top of the milk and in the winter especially the birds, little common tits, would perch on top of the bottles and peck at the foil caps, then feast on the cream.
I remember all this from when I was young as well in the 80s! And at Christmas there'd be a "festive" foil cap
Premier Dairies it was. And the special edition bottle for the Dublin millenium in 1988! I had (and enjoyed) the job of washing the bottles and leaving them out and taking them in in the morning. Cant remember the milkman's name, think it might've been Larry. He had a very long ginger beard and a wooly cap
If you happened to be awake you'd hear his truck before the first light and the clinking of bottles everywhere.
We dont get any deliveries of anything now except the post! The Tesco et al home deliveries seem to be quite popular.