6 October 2021 Made in the Old Medicine House: A Century of Patent Medicine Manufacture in an Unlikely Setting – Webinar


At 7pm on Wednesday 6 October 2021, Valerie White, of the Blackden Trust, will explore the kinds of medicines available to ordinary people who could not afford those prescribed by qualified practitioners. The family firm established by Samuel Johnson sold its products all over the country (and beyond) from the late 19th century until the 1960s from its “Factory” in Wrinehill. The business archive, now held by The Blackden Trust and examined by the speaker throws light on an era when most people would try a home remedy first, only calling the nurse, doctor or pharmacist when all else had failed. The talk will be 1 hour.

If you wish to attend, you will need to purchase your place at least one hour before the talk – and joining details will be sent via email.

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