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.
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