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Good Work Makes More Work

Having been founded in 1874, at the peak of the Victorian Era, Lyle & Scott still retained its popularity in the 1920s. The Victorian Era was a distant memory by this time. 248 more words

Lyle & Scott

Blossom Hill To Be Granted Royal Warrant

Blossom Hill is to be announced as the official pouring wine at all events, state dinners and regular pass time tipple of the Queen. They will receive a Royal Warrant and be allowed to display the royal crest on all bottles from Monday. 297 more words


Today in Food History

Also, on this day in 1854 Cadbury received a Royal Warrant as “manufacturers of cocoa and chocolate to Queen Victoria”

In 1879 John H. Heinz received a patent for an ‘Improvement in Vegetable-Assorters.’ (“machines for assorting vegetables, fruits, pickles etc. 18 more words

Today In Food History

Eight historic department stores in London…8. John Lewis

The upmarket department store chain John Lewis traces its origins back to 1864 when the man himself opened a drapers at 132 Oxford Street (later renumbered, it’s the site of the current store). 495 more words

Twentieth Century

Whisky: A Drink Fit for a King (or Queen)

Ruling a country is hard work. It should therefore come as no surprise that some monarchs need a drink from time to time. History is littered with examples of royalty who liked their booze perhaps a bit too much. 1,145 more words