London dairy farm, cows in milking shed

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the milking shed at a London dairy farm, 1841. Over 60 cows stand in stalls in a large shed. Milkmaids sitting on stools milk into wooden buckets; one milkmaid pours milk from a bucket into a large churn. At this time large dairy herds, about 400-500 cows each, were kept in London, housed indoors in large sheds, and these dairy farms supplied retailers. This scene was sketched in Laycock’s dairy, Islington.