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Advert for T Woods, mineral water manufacturer reverse

Advert for T Woods, mineral water manufacturer reverse

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Printed Text

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Evan.4304

Item number: 4304

Genre: Leaflet

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Britain in the 1850s saw a number of severe cholera outbreaks in industrialised cities, such as Manchester, Glasgow and London. The epidemics led to investigations into pollution in municipal water supplies, and distrust of these supplies contributed to the success of bottled mineral water, which was thought to be purer and healthier.

In the beginning, though, a good many of these mineral water manufacturers were backstreet entrepreneurs, with homemade purification technology and bottling facilities in the family cellars or outhouses. Towards the end of the century, with the growth of the Temperance Movement, mineral water and 'soft' or carbonated drinks became much more popular and widely manufactured.

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