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Boots the Chemist

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Part of Hazle’s 2000 series, this ended in 2005 and the LP5 is on bisques found in 2008. Unlike the blue original, it is all hand painted. There are LP5 certificates but no LE numbers, like the first four Sainsbury’s. Farm worker John Boot learned herbalism from his father and got the doctors’ monopoly on dispensing removed. Son Jesse took over in 1877 and created this iconic chemist chain, which now sells herbal remedies again!

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The Market Bar has leased 16 Goosegate since 2001. As a listed building the old frontage should be underneath. Jesse moved here in 1877 and soon expanded to Nos 18-20 next door, having the green cast-iron frontage built in 1882.

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Boots the Chemist
Rare Prototype & No 1 of LP5
on Nottingham

This Victorian LP5 has a green colour, seen far top right. Hand painted wndows have different articles to the “1950s” LE2000. The other 4 Nos have a “Boots” name, but no “The Chemist“

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

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 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 and has this statue in the town.

 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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