Sunday, 29 May 2011
The wooden Vimto monument (by Kerry Morrison) was erected in 1992, opposite the place where this soft drink was first made in 1908.
Invented by John Noel Nichols (1883–1966) as an temperance drink alternative to beer, Vim Tonic was its original name. It was a squash and later a carbonated drink, made of raspberries, blackcurrant, liquorice, herbs and spices.
This photo was taken last month, but I looked on Friday and saw the 10ft (3m) monument had been taken away leaving just the circular stone base- no mean feat. Hopefully it has been removed just for maintenance, as it's a staple photo on every Manchester blog!