Two wonderful Medals from Ann Barlow. she said they had been in a jug for many years in her mothers house.
Sponsored by LIFEBUOY to encourage handwashing and thus soap use.
"Clean hands campaign"
PRO VALETUDINE (which means FOR HEALTH).
just found this paragraph on the interweb...
"When Lever Brothers launched
their new Lifebuoy soap in 1894, it was
heavily promoted as the world’s first ‘health’ soap with antiseptic
properties containing an anti-bacterial disinfectant (carbolic acid)
offering protection from disease as well as providing hygiene for the
whole family. Lever Brothers choose the name Lifebuoy due to its
life-saving properties. In 1895 Lever Brothers started to
market their Lifebuoy soap in America and the product proved so
popular that in 1897 they built their first American manufacturing
plant in Boston. Lifebuoy soap was also sold in countries across the
British Empire as well. Today, Lifebuoy soap is still sold around the
world amongst other competing brands.
Lever Brothers launched
their Clean Hands campaign in 1926 to educate
the public about the importance of hand washing to defend against
disease and poor hygiene. The ‘hand washing’ campaign extended into
school activities and promotional clubs. The use of badges and
Certificate of Merit were strong promotional incentives too.
badge depicts a stylised lifebuoy and the wording PRO VALETUDINE
(For Health). These badges were issued with both buttonhole studs and
(Small note about Lever Brothers’ Clean Hands