23rd Oct, 2017

Chemist unearths historic medical equipment

Coventry Editorial 17th Apr, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FAR Gosford Street chemist has unearthed medical equipment dating back to 1900 while clearing out a storage area.

Pam Kaur’s pharmacy is one of three buildings set to be restored with new wooden shop fronts in the revamped street.

And it was while she was preparing for building work that she uncovered the medical bottles and books hidden away.

The equipment could now go on display at the Herbert Art Gallery.

“I was trying to clear a few things out to get ready for the building works, when I came across some things that must have been in the shop since it first opened,” the Vantage Chemist proprietor said.

“I’m looking forward to my Chemist’s shop being brought back to its former glory.”

The development makes up part of a European-funded scheme to restore buildings, including turning an old building in Bramble Street into student accommodation.

Around 20 will be renovated in total with the remaining top shops on Far Gosford Street being restored.

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