6/10/14

oxford co-operative dairy company ltd

This is one of many old dairy buildings that dot the landscape of Taranaki. At the turn of the last century, each small, rural area had their own building to process milk and butter. In 1963, they were all combined into one and the old buildings were, mostly, deserted. Some have been used for different businesses and storage over the years but most are just neglected now.


23 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad they are no longer in use. This looks like it hasn't been used for awhile.

Tom said...

Hi Betty,
Looks like home!
Have a great week, Tom The Backroads Traveller

Tom said...

Looks like home.
Tom The Backroads Traveller

Goutami News said...

Looks very big...but old!

Felicia said...

I agree with EG. I remember when we took our milk to a local plant. Now tractor trailers come around and collect and haul it away to some big city.

Thanks for sharing this great image.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Great old building and I like that their sign is still readable.

~Lindy

Halcyon said...

Sad to see this place abandoned.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

From a photography point of view, I'm really intrigued with these old abandoned buildings!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Such an interesting photo. Too bad progress took its place.

Roan said...

It's sad these old buildings no longer have a use. I like that you included the sign. Thanks for linking up!

Tomoko said...

Love to listened to the story of the old building in the stillness.

Cynthia said...

True everywhere I guess. I am fortunate to have one local creamery still in business, where I can fresh local dairy products.

Rose said...

And it looks like a good sized building....too bad it isn't put to use. I enjoyed the bit of history about it.

marilyn said...

many things 'local' are returning but i don't think milk and butter will be one of them in this area...a great photo...

Fun60 said...

It is such a shame that these buildings have just been left to rot and not reused in some way.

TexWisGirl said...

what a neat looking place, still!

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative shot and love the 'vintage' building ~ great for OWT ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Tanya Breese said...

so sad... :(

NatureFootstep said...

:( such a pitty!

Wandering Wren said...

Oh the history... I wonder how long before it is knocked down to be a block of flats?!
Wren x

Amy Burzese said...

Nice find for Rubbish Tuesday!

Ida said...

Great old building. It is sad that so many buildings just go unused like that. Surely something could be done with them.

Sarah said...

Great shot - love that you can still read the sign.