1891 to1965


Eiffel Tower Lemonade References

I have been searching the web for references to Eiffel Tower Lemonade. These references give an idea of how the crystals were used and appreicated. Please go to the sites that mention Eiffel Tower Lemonade and read more about the people and places. Links are shown where available.

The over riding impression is one of fondness for the product. It is mentioned below in 3 diaries and one work of fiction. The fictional reference must have been written with an understanding of use of the product, as it is very brand specific. If you had a lemonade today would you write the brand name in your records?

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Reginald de Mornay Davies Diaries
August 1906 "Holiday at Bexhill-on-Sea"

Wednesday August 22nd
Changed into shorts after dinner and watched part of the fire display and at about 8.5 met Miss F and took her to end of prom and on the grass Coodenway and loved her. She spotted some fellow skulking but when I looked at him he cleared off. Loved her after we got up and when we got to the prom we sat on a seat at the end of it and loved for a bit. Got home about 10.30. Had two drinks of Eiffel Tower lemonade. To bed about 10.50.

What a spread we had, cooked hams and other meats, rich fruit cakes, Victoria sandwich, fruit tarts and meat pies, scones and cream, all washed down with hot, sweet tea, or Eiffel Tower lemonade, (made from crystals) or, 'Scrumpy' from a flagon, kept cool under the now stationery Wagon.

Chiseldon Memories

Buff Lane
Buff Lane was perhaps one of my favourite places, during the summer months. It's ancient track-way leading off from the Draycott Road through to Barbury Castle, was part of the old Roman Ridgeway Road and it held more than a little magic for many of the village children. It was a place of happy memories. A place where I could go alone on my old black bicycle or just walk and play with my friends. Often a whole day would be spent there. We would each take a bag of food and our bottles of water, along with a packet of Eiffel Tower lemonade powder to make up a refreshing drink and picnic on the castle.

The Wouldbegoods
by E. Nesbit

Chapter 8
If we had been in a story-book the miller's wife would have taken us into the neat sanded kitchen where the old oak settle was black with time and rubbing, and dusted chairs for us--old brown Windsor chairs--and given us each a glass of sweet- scented cowslip wine and a thick slice of rich home-made cake. And there would have been fresh roses in an old china bowl on the table. As it was, she asked us all into the parlour and gave us Eiffel Tower lemonade and Marie biscuits. The chairs in her parlour were 'bent wood', and no flowers, except some wax ones under a glass shade, but she was very kind, and we were very much obliged to her. We got out to the miller, though, as soon as we could; only Dora and Daisy stayed with her, and she talked to them about her lodgers and about her relations in London.

The miller's wife gave us bread and cheese and more Eiffel Tower lemonade, and we went home at last, a little damp, but full of successful ambition, with our fish on a string.

Chapter 11 - The Benevolent Bar
'And we couldn't do it for always, only a day or two - just while our money held out. Eiffel Tower lemonade's the best, and you get a jolly lot of it for your money too. There must be a great many sincerely thirsty persons go along the Dover Road every day.'
When we returned a detachment of us went down to the shop in the village for Eiffel Tower lemonade. We bought seven-and-sixpence worth; then we made a great label to say what the bar was for. Then there was nothing else to do except to make rosettes out of a blue sash of Daisy's to show we belonged to the Benevolent Bar.
After break we got the big zinc bath they wash clothes in, and after filling it with clean water we just had to empty it again because it was too heavy to lift. So we carried it vacant to the trysting-spot and left H. O. and Noel to guard it while we went and fetched separate pails of water; very heavy work, and no one who wasn't really benevolent would have bothered about it for an instant. Oswald alone carried three pails. So did Dicky and the Dentist. Then we rolled down some empty barrels and stood up three of them by the roadside, and put planks on them. This made a very first-class table, and we covered it with the best tablecloth we could find in the linen cupboard. We brought out several glasses and some teacups - not the best ones, Oswald was firm about that - and the kettle and spirit-lamp and the tea-pot, in case any weary tramp-woman fancied a cup of tea instead of Eiffel Tower. H. O. and Noel had to go down to the shop for tea; they need not have grumbled; they had not carried any of the water. And their having to go the second time was only because we forgot to tell them to get some real lemons to put on the bar to show what the drink would be like when you got it. The man at the shop kindly gave us tick for the lemons, and we cashed up out of our next week's pocket-money.

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