Not sure if its a common known fact but Chard Junction Creamy had 4 coal boilers for steam generation up the mid 2000's.
If you look at the pictures of the creamery from the railway side there was two green silo's with domed tops, these were our coal hoppers. The noise when the lorries off loaded into the silos was horrendous, as you can imagine we were not to popular with the neighbours also the boilers use to chuck out fine black bit of ash. It was quite common to go to the car park on the way to find the roof of your car covered in little black bits.
Having just moved jobs due to the closure of Evercreech (this was the last factory left of the old Unigate/St Ivel empire in the South West) reminded me I still have the pictures attached. I think we said we would credit them to the Andrew Tredrea collection. They would make interesting viewing for your readers as the curtains have closed on the local dairy industry and railway infrastructure for the good
I look forward to hearing from you, Andy
Many thanks Andy for your contribution and pictures. We'll probably put the St Erth pics on tomorrow.