From garages to barbershops: Swarfega remains popular degrease choice

FROM the computer game heroine Lara Croft to the ever-delicious Bakewell tarts, Derbyshire has been a source of amazing inventions, products – and ideas such as the study of Sociology.

Adding to the county’s inventive streak, the area also has a proud history of involvement in the oil and grease cleaning industry after Belper-based chemist Audley Bowdler Williamson invented the iconic, classic green Swarfega gel, in 1947 - writes SAMUEL McKEOWN.

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