Bradford in Blue Plaques: Felix Rimmington

April 8, 2016 Bradford Civic Society

Bradford in Blue Plaques: Felix Rimmington

Felix Marsh Rimmington

Nominated by Sajid Hussain and Qaisar Sheikh, proprietors of Rimmington’s Pharmacy 

“In the shadow of City Hall on Bridge Street, Rimmington’s is so much more than just a pharmacy – it is part of Bradford’s historical fabric. 

“Our founder, Felix Marsh Rimmington, was passionate about his chosen profession, and after opening his first pharmacy in 1842, he was soon lecturing on aspects of pharmacy throughout the country. 

“By 1857 he was being approached by the police in Bradford to help with their investigations into criminal cases, and perhaps his most infamous case was the “Bradford sweet poisoning” of 1858. Because of his skill and commitment to the advancement of forensic science, he was appointed Bradford’s official Borough Analyst in 1874.

“In 2017, we marked Rimmington’s 175th anniversary in style, and curated a collection of artefacts and other historical items that are now proudly displayed within the pharmacy for all Bradfordians to enjoy. 

“As it has done for over 175 years, Rimmington’s will continue to serve the people of Bradford with all their pharmaceutical needs, offering advice and dispensing medicines.”