Photo Gallery for Victorian Pharmacy


The Market Hill pharmacy in the early 20th century. The original shop was double fronted with the two windows under the sign the window to the left being a later addition.


Two pages from a recipe book, 1860s


Blue bottle for a syrup and green poison bottles

Chemist’s shops were always recognizable by large glass vessels filled with coloured liquid which were prominently displayed.


The price of around 1/- (5p) meant that they were more affordable than the cost of seeing a doctor – and being prescribed essentially the same medicine.


Advertisement for Duberly’s patent medicine

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