SJ8497 : The Vimto Monument

taken 5 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

The Vimto Monument
The Vimto Monument
The Vimto Monument is a larger than life-sized model of a bottle of Vimto, surrounded by the fruits used in its manufacturer and 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. It was restored and repainted in 2011. LinkExternal link

In the background is the railway viaduct between Piccadilly and Oxford Road. Train passengers get a good view of the monument as they pass as the speed of travel between the two stations is generally slow.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Person (from Tags)
John Noel Nichols  Kerry Morrison 
Date (from Tags)
1908  1912  1992  2011 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8454 9766 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5263N 2:14.0637W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8454 9768
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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