>I think you'll find that the bottle in question is not Camp Coffee, which as
>far as I know was always (and only) until modern times produced by R
>Paterson & Sons of Glasgow. (It's now made by McCormick Foods in Paisley.)
>If the bottle is marked Edinburgh, it's most likely a similar coffee &
>chicory brew produced from the late 19th century onwards by Thomas Symington
>& Co of Edinburgh, which also came in a square bottle. Whatever it is, it's
>got no connection with Stoke-on-Trent (my home town) -- and neither has
>Burton, which is a good few miles downriver!
Does anyone remember a rival liquid coffee/chicory concentrate known as 'Bev'?
Its advertisements during the 1950s featured the actor Terry-Thomas in a
variety of costumes, with the catch phrase: "Quick -- 'ave a Bev -- it's so
delicious!" It seems to have gone out of production.
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