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There's a large wooden Vimto statue on Granby Row in Manchester opposite UMIST- I believe the drink was first produced on this street. I used to live in Granby House a few years ago, but live much further South now- anyone living in Manchester care to take a photo (you really can't miss it, its a large wooden statue of a Vimto bottle and the fruits etc that make up the drink) and upload it to the page? There can't be many soft drinks with a statue in their honour! Found this page [1] with a pic --The globetrotter 00:30, 23 August 2006 (UTC)[]


JNN is currently referred to as a 'wholesale druggist' in the article. Can anyone suggest a more appropriate title for his initial business activities rather than this Americansim. It seems awkwardly used and is certainly suggestive of inappropriate activities in modern language! The globetrotter 18:24, 18 March 2007 (UTC)[]

I suppose the appropriate term in British English would be "dispensing chemist", although this terminology may only further confuse the truth for many readers. Since both terms refer simply to pharmicists licensed to fill a doctor's prescriptions, perhaps "wholesale pharmacist" would be the most practical wording, albeit slightly less accurate. Though to be honest I'm not sure whether such concern over negative connotation is warranted here. ~ ElCharismo 18:45, 19 March 2007 (UTC)[]
Vimto History says: "... selling herbs & medicines to shops ..." so he was "a wholesaler of herbs & medicines" (to retailers). Therefore I have edited the article as per Vimto History text. 31 July 2007
"Druggist" appears quite often as an occupation in 19th Century British censuses so quite likely still in use in 1908. It is also described as American or Scottish by the OED. --jmb (talk) 09:12, 22 February 2009 (UTC)[]

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Vimto Hot - Vimto cold[edit]

There is a long tradition in the North of England of drinking Vimto hot or cold, mixing the concentrate with hot water in cold weather and with cold water in warm weather! 4 August 2007

What's in a name ?[edit]

As a Yorkshire man I have childhood memories of trips to Blackpool and seeing the strangely archaic signs outside chip shops throughout Lancashire with the two tone purple and white stripes and the name Vimto peeping out. It seemed a relic from a former age - like sarsaparilla and Uncle Joe's Mint Balls - but it tastes a lot better than most soft drinks. If Pepsi, Coke and Vimto, had all chosen different names - which do you think would be the market leader now (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 19:58, 4 October 2008 (UTC).[]

"Purple Ronnie" link redirects to itself[edit]

The Purple Ronnie link is a link to the article about Purple Ronnie, which actually just redirects you back to this page, at the section about Purple Ronnie where the link is. Extremely pointless, as far as I can tell. (talk) 01:31, 7 November 2008 (UTC)[]

Dead link?[edit]

The first link in the 'references' is currently giving this error:

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The resource cannot be found. 
Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.  Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. 

Requested URL: /vimto_history.aspx (talk) 20:51, 30 September 2013 (UTC)[]

not British[edit]!_Pop_Incorporated — Preceding unsigned comment added by Owen1983 (talkcontribs) 15:12, 10 July 2017 (UTC)[]