Emergency milk supplies

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Blizzard conditions across the area in February of 1979 had left Caistor snowbound.

But that didn’t stop local farmer Robert Turner from supplying milk to the residents.

After regular deliveries had been stopped by the deluge of snow, Robert set out his stall in several parts of Caistor and word soon got round to the thirsty Caistorians milk would be available - by the churnful.

The response to his service was tremendous.

Robert told the Mail reporter he had served out more than 1,000 pints of milk on the Saturday alone after bringing his produce from Fonaby Bottom into the town, on his tractor and trailer, over roads that were impassable to ordinary vehicles.