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Advert for WW Murrell's Corn & Flour Store

Advert for WW Murrell's Corn & Flour Store

Printer: Couldrey

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: Evan.6578

Item number: 6578

Genre: Leaflet

Flour was a dietary staple for thousands of people in the 19th century. If they could not afford to buy bread from a local baker then they could buy the flour and make their own. This leaflet mentions "adulterated" bread - at this time many unscrupulous bakers added alum (a transparent mineral used in dyeing) and chalk to their flour to make their bread whiter and thus more desirable.

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