" Those were the days when milk was delivered by horse and cart the milk being dispensed from a churn to your own jug. Bread was delivered by handcart. The coalman came round twice a week, with a horse and cart, humping the sacks off and emptying them down holes in the pavement , which were covered by a cast iron lid, into the cellar. Many other goods were also delivered by horse and cart . Costermongers offering their wares from a barrow, included a seller of shell fish and a cat meat seller both of whom announced their arrival by ringing a hand bell and crying out."
"A corner shop sold provisions in small quantities e.g. a pennyworth of pickles put into your own cup ! Biscuits did not come pre wrapped in packets but were sold loose from large square tins with glass tops. Newspapers cost one penny which was also the price of the lowest tram or bus fare. Streets were lit by gas lamps, a lamplighter came round on his bicycle just before twilight with a long pole which he used to turn on each lamp returning the next morning to turn them off. Undertakers used elegant carriages drawn by plumed black horses."
I seem to have gone on rather but hope it is of interest. Glad to hear the Cally is still lively.