Saturday, 27 September 2014

Tea Wars

Notice posted in Luton News, 24th September 1914

Sunday 27th September 1914, Bedford: Since the war started shopkeepers at Thomas J Lipton's stores, including Lipton's in Bedford, have been telling people not to buy Lyons’ tea as the directors of the company are Germans and their profits will go to help the German war effort. Lyons brought a libel action against Lipton and as a result notices have now been posted in the newspapers stating that Lyons is a British company with British directors, shareholders and shopkeepers. Lipton’s agents and employees have been forbidden to say or publish anything suggesting that Lyons is German.

Source: Luton News 24/9/1914

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