A Milking Stool

Market Lavington has areas that are as different as chalk and cheese. In fact that phrase could have been written with Market Lavington in mind, for we have our chalk lands of Salisbury Plain and the clay lands where dairying and cheese making was carried on.

As a largely rural area, it is no surprise that we have many artefacts with an agricultural background at the museum. One of them is this milking stool.

A 19th century milking stool at Market Lavington Museum

A 19th century milking stool at Market Lavington Museum

This was probably locally produced and was certainly used locally when milking cows in the last years of the nineteenth and early years of the twentieth century.

It can be found in the trades room at the museum.

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2 Responses to “A Milking Stool”

  1. Jim Says:

    And, of course, they all had three legs so they didn’t wobble no matter what the cowshead floor was like.

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