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Liverpool Cowkeepers – A Family History

27 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST

This is a Society members-only event. Registration to attend this hybrid event via Zoom opens on Friday 8 July 2022.

How ‘Dales’ Farmers Became City Cowkeepers and Suburban Milkmen

In this illustrated talk, Dave Joy draws on his own family history to tell the story of the lives and times of the Liverpool Cowkeepers.

The mid-1800s witnessed a mass exodus from the Pennine ‘Dales’ as the then latest generation of farmers and miners sought a new life in the New World. However, many of these found a new life for themselves a bit closer to home – they became Liverpool Cowkeepers, keeping cows in their back yards and selling milk to a rapidly expanding city population with an insatiable need for fresh food.

This is the fourth of four ‘hybrid’ meetings that we will be trialling, where members will have the option to attend either in person or virtually via Zoom. See the Spring 2022 edition of the Doncaster Ancestor for more information.


27 July
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST


Castle Park
Armthorpe Road
Doncaster, DN2 5QB