About Us

Our Milk, Produce and Newspaper Delivery Business

F E O Shone & Son was founded in 1920 by the late Frederick Edward Owen Shone. He was a traditional Milkman and, based from his Wybunbury home, he collected milk in churns from local farms and then delivered it directly to the doorsteps of homes in the Gresty Road area of Crewe via his trusty horse and cart.

Mr Shone with cart

Mr Shone with cart

Mr Shone worked alone for many years until the early 1950s, when his son Frederick Edward Shone joined the business, which, over time, slowly expanded and by the late 1970’s milk deliveries were being made via a fleet of electric milkfloats throughout the Crewe and Nantwich area.

Generations of Success

In the mid 1980’s the company undertook deliveries of Newspapers and Magazines and continued to grow further, with Frederick Edward’s son Fred joining the business in 2000, who today currently manages the firm’s daily operations. Presently the business serves over 4000 household and business customers with milk, groceries and papers spanning a 30 mile radius from the original Wybunbury base near Nantwich.  

We continue to supply quality milk and dairy produce sourced from local Cheshire farms via our main supplier Creamline Dairies – using a fleet of vehicles slightly more modern than a horse and cart!  shones-dairy-van

At Your Service Online 24/7

The business has now taken the decision to provide an online order and payment facility, to further improve the service and convenience we can offer our customers. You will be able to manage and change your order or make payments anytime.  Please browse our wide range of quality produce and register online here.  If you are an existing Shone’s customer we still need you to register and set your own log in details via this website.

We look forward to serving you and your family for generations to come!


Call us today on 01270 841480 or email info@shonesmilkandnews.co.uk