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Again, still in Knaresborough, the Oldest Chemist Shop in England first opened its doors as a pharmacy in 1720 during the reign of King George I, when John Beckwith was the apothecary. However, the listed building complete with oak beams and quaint rooms dates back even further to medieval times. The most well known chemists were W P Lawrence and his son Edmund who ran the pharmacy from 1884 until 1965, and Mrs Lawrence, wife of W P Lawrence, who used to bottle her own Lavender Water. The shop ceased to be a pharmacy in 1997. It still sells the Lavender Water, but is more renowned for the luxurious handmade chocolates, old fashioned sweets and toffees, jams and preserves. Upstairs, where Mrs Lawrence used to bottle her Lavender Water, it has now been converted into tea rooms, appropriately called The Lavender Rooms.
Looks a little better seen large if you have the time.
1/60 sec, F8, 10mm, ISO 100
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.
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