SJ8497 : The Vimto Monument, Granby Row

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

The Vimto Monument, Granby Row
The Vimto Monument, Granby Row
This larger than life-sized model of a bottle of Vimto, surrounded by the fruits used in its manufacturer stands on the site of 49 Granby Row, the original premises where Vimto was first created by John Noel Nicholls in 1908. It was advertised as a herbal tonic which would give drinkers “vim and vigour”, hence the name “Vim Tonic”, shortened to “Vimto” in 1912.

The monument, made from burnished wood, was sculpted in 1992 by Kerry Morrison (SJ8497 : A Monument to Vimto). It was restored and repainted in 2011.

LinkExternal link Famous Vimto monument gets a makeover (Manchester University)
LinkExternal link JN Nicholls plc History
LinkExternal link Wikipedia article about Vimto
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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 31 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 84536 97667 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5301N 2:14.0673W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8455 9768
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Manchester  Sculpture  Monument  Model  Public Artwork  Bottle  Grapes  Raspberries  Herbs  Spices  Secret Ingredient  Vimto  Garden  Trees  Railway Arches  Wood  Wooden  Burnished  Oak 

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