Soaps – not the TV sort

Rowena is staying with us, and the process of clearing a room for her brought long-forgotten items to light, soaps being just two of them.  The first is a piece of soap celebrating 50 years of trading for CRODA, a company founded in 1925 to extract lanolin from sheep fleeces and based near Goole at the west end of the Humber estuary.  I have no clear recollection how I got it, but the company was founded in a village where my mum’s mum lived for a few years, and where her second husband had lived and worked for many years.

Its 1975, so it must be soap-on-a-rope.  Croda is now multi-national and still specialises in natural fats and oils, and the HQ is still near Goole.

Its 1975, so it must be soap-on-a-rope. Croda is now multi-national and still specialises in natural fats and oils, and the HQ is still near Goole.

The second is older, and again I don’t recall where it came from.  Do you think there are soap collectors who might prize such things?  Must search the net.

Slightly sticky, and perhaps past its best, a bar of Puritan soap.  The Brew Dog crown cork is just for scale.

Slightly sticky, and perhaps past its best, a bar of Puritan soap. The Brew Dog crown cork is just for scale.

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One Response to Soaps – not the TV sort

  1. You know you’re getting old when the soap starts looking younger …

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