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FW Whitwell – Lincoln Road

The label on a medicine bottle sold by Peterborough born Frederick William Whitwell, a pharmacist based at 283 Lincoln Road in Millfield.

Thymol extract from the thyme plant was used thousands of years ago by the ancient Egyptians as a preparation to help preserve mummies but was more recently shown to wipe out fungi and bacteria and is still used today in some mouthwash products.