WHEN I was young (I am now 89) every day at school we had a small bottle of milk.

It was a third of a pint and cost half a penny.

Most children had a good diet but some 'poor' children didn't.

When the Tories were in power Mrs Thatcher, the Prime Minister, stopped the free milk.

She earned a nickname 'Snatcher Thatcher'.

Milk is good for the bones and some 'poor' children had Rickets because some families couldn't afford it.

The point of my letter is it should be brought back. Some children don't get a 'proper dinner' and in any case it helps to keep them healthy.

I still love milk and drink it every day.

Mrs Joyce M. Hilton