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The following advertisements date back to the late 1800's. They are wonderful examples of our history, highlighting an era that evokes so many happy memories when life was not so complicated and little things meant so much to everyone.


An interesting advert from November 27, 1897. If it restored the colour to carpets and cleaned plate and jewellery, I am not sure that I would have wanted to use it as a Turkish Bath or to wash my hair!!


A lovely nostalgic advert for Cadbury's Cocoa from March 18, 1899. Especially poignant now that this wonderful family business and important part of our heritage is no longer ours. Please see the following link for some interesting information about the company's history: http://www.cadbury.co.uk/cadburyandchocolate/historyofchocolate/Pages/cadburyfamily.aspx


Colgate's Ribbon Dental Cream. Advert circa 1900. 


An old advert for Eno's Fruit Salt dated March 11, 1899.


Advert from 'Good Things', Goodall, Backhouse & Co, 1901.


Cuticura Soap and Ointment. A lovely advert from February 4, 1914.


I remember my grandad smoking these cigarettes. Advert from 1914. 


A very interesting advert from 1915.


This advert is from 1915. I remember it well as it was one of the nicer tasting medicines I was given as a child. Does anyone remember Fever Cure  - I think that was it's name - it was AWFUL!!


Another nostalgic advert from 1915.


An advert from 1932 when these biscuits were sold loose, in packets and tins.


This very nostalgic advert is from 1935.


A full page advert for Ovaltine from 1937.


Something which has stood the test of time. This advert is from 1947. 


An advert from 1949 for one of my favourite chocolate bars. It's a shame they are no longer in the old foil wrappings!


Another advert from 1949, but I have to confess to not ever having tasted this. Does anyone have any memories?


I remember well the HMV television my parents had - this advert is from 1950. They had so much character, unlike the big screens of today which dominate our living rooms.


An advert from 1950.


Another product that has stood the test of time. I am not sure they would recommend having them in cream today! This advert is from the 1950's.


And another product that has stood the test of time. Advert from the 1950's.


An advert from 1954.



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