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Boots the Chemist

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Based on 16 Goosegate in Nottingham, Boots is part of Hazle’s Millennium series of ten iconic ceramics with 2000 pieces each to celebrate over a century of shopping on the High Street. Farm worker John Boot learnt herbalism from his father. In 1849 he opened at 6 Goosegate and got the doctors’ monopoly on dispensing removed. His son Jesse took control in 1877.

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The Market Bar has leased 16 Goosegate since 2001. As a listed building the old shopfront should be underneath. Jesse moved here in 1877 and soon expanded next door right, currently an Oxfam.

Hazle Ceramics
Boots the Chemist
Limited Edition of 2000
Issued 2000-2005
on Nottingham
Windows from the 1950s

£125 Worldwide
With Free Postage

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 Back lit by gas lamps, carboys of bright liquids were chemists’ symbols. From The Book of Shops 1899, illustrated by F D Bedford.

 Original 6 Goosegate today. John Boot began here in 1849 and when he died in 1860 his wife Mary took over. Then 10, son Jesse helped in the store.

 Robin Hood is also a famous export with a statue in the city.

 In 1929 son Jesse, by now Sir Jesse Boot, was made Lord Trent of Nottingham. His wife Florence founded the Boots Library (1899-1966).

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