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Henry Potter
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About Henry Potter
In 1812 when Napoleon was on the retreat from Moscow, a young man called Henry Potter was hanging a sign above his premises in Farringdon Street, London which said “Seedsman, Herbalist and Dealer in Leeches”. He could never have imagined that he had just laid the foundations for what was to become one of the oldest and longest-standing herbal medicine manufacturers. Over 200 years later the brand has gone from strength to strength. Sadly now the company is no longer in existence. However I believe the brand name is still in use?

Comment by: whups on 20th January 2021 at 12:35

i believe there was a potters shop at bryn.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 20th January 2021 at 21:05

Ron, whoever wrote that article you've copied, is wrong. The company is still very much in existence -

Comment by: Cyril on 21st January 2021 at 14:59

Potter's Herbal Supplies Ltd was taken over by Soho Flordis International who produce other natural medicines. A few of Potter's products are still available likely due the the acquisition of their PLs, and as Ron said the Brand Name. Though the great many of the herbal mixtures that were produced by Potter's which were efficacious in treating particular ailments, I haven't seen in years.

Comment by: James Hanson on 21st January 2021 at 19:49

In point of fact, Potter's company still exists.
Heinz still exists, and so does Asda, even though both have changed hands several times, their products and their presentation are unrecognisable towards what they used to be.

Comment by: ged on 30th January 2021 at 13:08

We had a small factory in Ashton yeas ago it belonged to Potters but the name on the tin was Jonny Bunny,They were mostly pastilles

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