Tube of antiseptic cream

Tube of antiseptic cream

Object ID

HOXE02,2017,12.02.39

Description

Tube of Acriflex antiseptic cream manufactured by Allen and Hanburys of London. Excavated from a test pit dug into a USAAF rubbish dump in the parish of Hoxne, Suffolk.

Inscription

'Acriflex Trade Mark The Anticeptic Cream' '& Hanburys Ltd London E2'

Category

Healthcare

Primary Material

Metal

Object Type

Tube

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

WALBEA Archive

Method of Discovery

Excavation

Context

HOXE02,102

Height

77 mm

Width

29 mm

Weight

3 g

About the Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

After the end of the Second World War, an airfield in the vicinity of Hoxne began clearing the base. One of sites chosen to dispose of the waste was a pond in the parish of Hoxne. In November 2016, Operation WALBEA’s project team excavated two small test pits into this feature.

Site Location:

Hoxne Operation WALBEA dig