Green glass bottle with remnants of label. The following words can be made out: ‘Pink’s Pickle/ manufactory/ Long Lane/ Bermondsey’. At the top, ‘September’.
E. & T. Pink are recorded at this address in the late 19th century. An interview with Thomas Pink in The Sketch, July 1894, records that in 1893 they sold 8000 tons of jams and marmalades. Other products included sweets, pickles and potted fish. Their fruit mostly came from Kent (i.e. apples), but sometimes the plums and all the oranges for use in marmalade were obtained from abroad. In the busy season (late summer/ autumn), they employed 1800 workers.