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Arthur Ling: Plamil: Vegan Business Reflections

C Arthur Ling, 1919-2005 Arthur Ling – Founding Director of Plamil Foods Ltd Much has, is, and will be written about Arthur Ling. He was a private man, with many of his other interests overshadowed by his uncompromising dedication to veganism, which to him was his religion, and a religion he would spend a lifetime in promoting. – more – here. ….. In November 1974, the 30th anniversary of The…

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Old Artwork And Old Badges

Some early examples of vegetarians cooperating – sharing ideas – sharing artwork – helping humans – helping animals. Artwork, metal badges & paper badges (perhaps they were intended to be pinned to garments, or inserted into holders), some of which are in our Ernest Bell Library, some of which are in other collections. The embedded links will allow you to ‘dig deeper’. We do not know the identity of the artists…

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Vegetarian Central London 1947

Time travel – back 68 years to Vegetarian Central London 1947. These 5 restaurant businesses had all survived WW2.  Kudos to all of the owners & their teams! Sharing a few items from our Ernest Bell Library archives. The ‘London Vegetarian Society’ in 1947 – minus most of its archives as its previous home had been destroyed in the ‘Blitz’ 6 years earlier in 1941. 5 places to eat –…

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A 1930s London Vegetarian Society Pin

London Vegetarian Society – pin – true color THOMAS FATTORINI LIMITED – 22 mm in diameter  To understand the actual size We now have this little pin in our archives at The Ernest Bell Library. It looks to be from about the 1920s or 1930s. The original pins are very uncommon. Nature, Science, Humanity – no mention of religiosity, cults or gurus! …… Vegetarian – equalled – Vegan to many…

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Maverick Humanitarians – Early Vegans – Milk-Addiction – Anti-Vivisectionists

More Etymology – Early Vegans (and Not) Josiah Oldfield & M K Gandhi – Milk & Egg Addiction  Dugald Semple & Henry S. Salt  Our predecessor humanitarians, vegans (and almost-vegans), anti-vivisectionists, animal rights activists, etc. have  included some of the greatest minds of the 19th & 20th centuries. Here I reflect on a few of my favorite individuals – delightful mavericks. All of the printed items quoted / illustrated here are…

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Some of The First Ever Magazines For Vegetarian Children

These were produced in London. The London Vegetarian Society was the ‘most vegan’ group in the UK at this time. Henry S. Salt & Ernest Bell were writing about 100% vegetable diets. A ‘vegan’ recipe book was published in London in 1910 – No Animal Food And Nutrition And Diet With Vegetable Recipes  by Rupert H. Wheldon A battered & bruised little item in our Ernest Bell Library. Almost as rare…

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