Lactic Enlightenment Searching for the essence of Milk and Milk Bars

Early Memories  1

Posted on June 3rd, 2004. About WhatIsAMilkBar.

So, as a child (2-9 yrs) I lived on the North Welsh coast (Rhos-on-sea and Colwyn Bay). This was the early-mid 70s and, in addition to me growing up, things were happening:

- The Welsh language folks were trying to get ‘Colwyn Bay’ known as ‘Bae Colwyn’. This seemed to be by the expedient measure of a can of red spray paint.

- The A55 was being proposed (and we went to the library(?) to see a model of what Colwyn Bay would be like with a big sunken road going through it.)

- I liked going up Bryn Euryn and climbing on the white OS post

- We visited the train station and saw the cool tunnel straight to the prom (sadly closed even then)

- We had ice cream from Fortes

- We had chocolates from Sandbach in Llandudno (also sadly now closed and part of a toy shop)

- We went to the National Milk Bars for coffee.

This site is dedicated to the memory of National Milk Bars, and, why, as a setting for a joke, there’s nothing quite like them.

Building the site  

Posted on June 3rd, 2004. About InSearchOfMilk.

So, knowing that the true path to Milk is going to be via the Internet, I’ve decided to start this site. Soon, the domain ‘’ will point to ‘’ and the first step of search engine joy will commence.

So far, I’ve got Wordpress installed on the site hosted by (much thanks to Gary for help and advice)

Next steps are to put in some early thoughts and recollections about Milk Bars and then, after a trip to Wales at the Weekend, to start with some reality and pictures.

First post  2

Posted on June 2nd, 2004. About InSearchOfMilk.

Thought this would be fun. Sparked off by a joke, a bath and a bottle of wine. As the best things in life should be.

Trawling the net to try to explain to somebody what a “National Milk Bar” was, I could find no pictures, no reviews, in fact almost nothing to explain what one was.

I now have a mission, and this site was born.

After much searching, found that was the best tool to find Milk Bars. To get a list of all National Milk Bars in the UK - simply look for a business called “National Milk Bars” in Edinburgh.

Got a bit of a quandry with the Belfast Night Club. And found two mentioned via Google that yell doesn’t seem to acknowledge. However, these puzzles can be sorted out once the other stuff is completed.

Why “There’s Posh” - well - it’s the punch line of the joke that started it all.

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