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Pedestrian controlled electric floats were formerly used on some shorter rounds within walking distance of the dairy. They were rendered obsolete as traffic on the roads increased and at the same time, doorstep custom dropped, leading to rounds becoming larger and therefore unsuitable for this type of float.

[Photo of pedestrian controlled float]

This United Dairies pedestrian controlled float with its smartly dressed milkman is seen in front of the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) in London. Thanks to Dave Taylor at D & M Electric Vehicles for the photo.

[Photo of pedestrian controlled float MPJ 312]

Another pedestrian controlled float, MPJ 312, in the livery of Welch's Dairy. The photograph clearly shows the lever which was used to steer and control the float. Thanks to Dave Taylor at D & M Electric Vehicles for the photo.

[Photo of pedestrian controlled float LLW 243]

This official picture of an Express Dairy Lewis pedestrian controlled float is taken from a postcard, and is captioned "ELECTRUK TONNER (Model EB) with L type DAIRY BODY, giving space for 42 crates and incorporating two closed compartments in roof and a large provision box at rear. MAKERS: T. H. Lewis Ltd. Station Estate, Balmoral Road, Watford, Herts." Thanks to Paul Brady for posting the image to the Milko group.

[Photo of pedestrian controlled float FAN 435]

Another postcard image of a pedestrian controlled float, the London Co-operative Society's FAN 435 is described as an "ELECTRUK (Model EB) 'TONNER' Chassis with special Dairy body by London Co-operative Society Ltd., and C. W. S. Bodyworks. Chassis by:- T. H. LEWIS LTD. Station Estate, Watford, Herts." Thanks to Paul Brady for posting the image to the Milko group.

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