52/2012 Week 2

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52/2012 Week 2, a photo by Mike Hardisty Photography on Flickr.

Vimto is a soft drink originating from the United Kingdom. It was first manufactured as a health tonic in cordial form, then decades later as a carbonated drink. It contains the juice of grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants (in a 3% concentration), flavoured with herbs and spices. The original recipe was invented in 1908 by (John) Noel Nichols.

Vimto was created in 1908 in a warehouse at 49 Granby Row, Manchester England, by (John) Noel Nichols (1883–1966), a wholesaler of herbs, spices and medicines. He saw the market opening for soft drinks due to the temperance movement and the passage of the 1908 Licensing Act. It was originally sold under the name Vim Tonic, which Nichols shortened to Vimto in 1912. Vimto was originally registered as a health tonic or medicine, which was then re-registered in 1913 as a cordial.

This is the second image for the 52/2012 Group on Flickr. If you are interested in taking part in this fun challenge, head on over to the 52/2012 – Give Us Your Best Shot group on Flickr.

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