Coronation Celebrations

Coronation Celebrations

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Date Photo Taken 22nd June 1911
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Mrs M. Gutteridge
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​18-16
Original Format Photo
Notes / History A decorated float taking part in the procession celebrating the coronation of George V. The float depicts a water bottle made by a firm named Camwal & Co, who were mineral water manufacturers.

During the late nineteenth century, an artesian well was discovered in Western Road, Mitcham. The natural spring water had a unique quality and taste, and was a key selling point for the Chemist's Aerated Mineral Water Association (CAMWAL), which built the 'Raven Spring Works' on the site and started production of their soft drinks and table waters.

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