The Milk Marketing Board

Thu 15th February 2024 - Mon 7th October 2024

Dittons Library
Mercer Close

Thames Ditton

From its headquarters at Giggs Hill in Thames Ditton, and supported by a workforce of 7,000 employees spread further around the country, the Milk Marketing Board (MMB) maintained stable economic conditions for up to 70,000 independent farms.

The history of this company ended 30 years ago with its  closure in 1994, but as one of the largest local employers, many local residents remember working there. This display and online exhibition explores the MMB’s long story and continued legacy, 30 years on, as well as the wider history of dairy farming within our local communities.

This year, Elmbridge Museum has expanded its research into the MMB by undertaking an extensive oral history project to record the memories of those who worked there. These recordings will be made available on our website soon.

The display can be viewed during Dittons Library’s open hours. Click here to see these on the Surrey Libraries website.

Explore the Milk Marketing Board online exhibition
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