This photograph is taken at the western end of the village of Scales.  Like all of the villages on the Furness peninsula, Scales used to have a number of working farms within its boundary.  In those times each of the farms would have a milk stand at the roadside from which the local dairy would each day collect the milk in metal kits of the type seen in this photograph.  Empty kits for the next day's collection would be delivered to the farm at the same time that the previous day's milk was collected.  Features such as this representation of former times have helped to conserve in Scales an ambience of rurality conveying a sense of place and caring.

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