Acrow Galvanizing is celebrating a recent partnership which has seen old-school farm equipment dating back 50 years brought back to life.
Sarah Tarrant, a local resident who grew up on a Warwickshire dairy farm with her grandfather and father, recovered a number of traditional milk churns which used to play a pivotal role in the milk production process up until 1967, when they were replaced with then-innovative milking parlours. The unearthed churns were processed by Acrow Galvanizing to give them a new lease of life and help protect them against weathering and rust in years to come.
Sarah Tarrant explained: “My grandfather and father had both farmed at Narborough Wood Farm in Enderby, Leicestershire until 1947, and then at Outwoods Farm in Great Packington, until my father retired in 1986. They ran a dairy herd and the milk produced was sold in churns up until the new milking parlours were introduced across the UK. My father passed away two years ago, and I found the churns rusting away in his shed, so took them home to decide what to do with them.
“Having researched on the internet about steel maintenance and protection, I came across Acrow Galvanizing and I was surprised that they were interested in processing the small churns for me. Now they’ll be a wonderful tribute to my father and grandfather and last another 50 years – they’ll even be a feature at my son and future daughter-in-law’s country-style wedding in Turvey next year.”
John Nicholson, Commercial Manager at Acrow Galvanizing, explained: “We were delighted to help Sarah restore the churns and bring them back to former glory as commemorative pieces. We hope she enjoys them in the years to come.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd