The shop, currently for sale was a branch of Millets outdoor wear shop for many years. However, the fading paintwork on the wall, unseen by many of the people walking past, tells us that it was once the location of "Burrows Bros. Tea Blenders".
Tea became increasingly popular during Victorian times, partly because it was seen as healthy, as the chemicals in the tea counteracted some of the impurities common in the water at the time. Only 150 yards from this building was the shop where Arthur Brooke sold his blends of tea. Arthur called his company Brooke Bond - a made-up name, since there was never a Mr Bond! Brooke Bond is still in existence today as one of the world's best-known names in tea.
Burrows Tea is no longer available.
The small figure in front of the window shutters is a statue of a girl making faces!
See Google Street View of this location.
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"Taste of the Past" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.
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