Robert William Griffiths - National Milk Bars

National Milk Bars

R.W. Griffiths founded Direct TT Supplies Ltd in 1933 to market the milk products of his farms directly to the public through National Milk Bars. The bars had black and white chequered floors, jukeboxes and gleaming chrome fixtures, with stools beside bars selling milk and related products. At the end of World War II he was operating 11 milk bars and the Four Crosses Creamery, Llanymynech - later operated by Dairy Crest. At their height, there were 17 National Milk Bars in North Wales and North West England where 65% of the milk, cream, pigmeat, eggs, bread and confectionary sold came from R.W. Griffiths' bakery, creamery and farm. In the 1960s The Beatles frequented the milk bar in Lime Street, Liverpool and many teenagers followed their example.

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