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Monday, 25 April 2011

Taste of the Past

Today's photo shows a Taste of the Past! The writing is definitely on the wall on the corner of Market Avenue and Wellington Street.

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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  1. I'd rather have Brooke Bond tea than Earl Gray any day. I like the perspective in this photo as well as the brick red.

  2. I lived in Ashton for the first 21 years of my life and never noticed this sign and also never knew that the name of the street was Wellington St.


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