Concept    From 1870 

Bovril

Categories: Food & Drink

The trademarked name of a thick, salty meat extract developed in the 1870s by John Lawson Johnson. It is made in Burton upon Trent and is now owned and distributed by Unilever UK. The first part of the product's name comes from the Latin 'bos' meaning ox or cow, and 'vril' from Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel 'The Coming Race', the plot of which revolves around a superior race of people, the Vril-ya, who derive their powers from an electromagnetic substance named Vril.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Bovril

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John Lawson Johnston

John Lawson Johnston, 1839 - 190, inventor of Bovril, owned and lived here at...

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unidentified mill in Great Sutton Street

unidentified mill in Great Sutton Street

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Building, Food & Drink, Industry

1 memorial
Manze's pie and mash shops

Manze's pie and mash shops

The Manze family came to Bermondsey from Ravello in Italy. Initially they were ice-merchants, and then ice-cream makers. Michele Manze branched out and opened their first eel, pie and mash shop in ...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink, Italy

2 memorials
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association centenary

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association centenary

See Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association.  

Event, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Abbey Tavern

Abbey Tavern

Architect: Alexander Builder: S. R . Lamble

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Edmund Halsey

Edmund Halsey

Born Hertfordshire, a distant relative of Josiah Child.  Joined the Anchor Brewery as a 'broomstick clerk' and rapidly became Child's son-in-law and partner.  Ran the brewery 1693-1729.  MP for Sou...

Person, Food & Drink, Politics & Administration

1 memorial