The newly built CO-OP dairy stirred into life during the early hours of Tuesday September 31st 1950. The first lorry to arrive with churns of milk was driven by Harold Baxter, from Mr. B. Pickering’s farm at Kneesall. The daily output was expected to be 10,000 gallons.
The building, on Southwell Road West, had taken almost 3 years to construct by Stokes Taylor & Shaw of Sutton. A flag raising ‘topping out’ ceremony had been carried out on the tower block earlier in January.
Mr. T. C. Draycott was the Society’s dairy manager. After pasturising the bottles were filled, and capped, at a rate of 750 and 2000 gallons an hour. The milk was delivered by the dairy’s fleet of 38 electric floats.
Source: Mansfield Chronicle
It was demolished due to mining subsistence in 1982.