Tuesday, 13 January 2009

A is for…

As part of our pilot of project ‘Patience’, we are gathering together reminiscences about ‘over the counter’ and traditional remedies of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Please feel free to add your own memories..

Today, A is for….

Great big glass, spoon it in and whoosh, Andrews livers salts- feel a gassy rumble, next thing you got to run.

allensbury’s tablets for throats
, like a sweetie, used to say ‘I’ll have another one’. Pastels, cough pastels

tincture of Arnica
absolutely the thing, marvellous for bruises, took all the pain

illustration © Lois Blackburn 2009 www.loisblackburn.co.uk

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