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How Brits went soft on toilet paper

Some of us may remember hard toilet paper and shudder a little as we recall the shiny smooth sheets. But there was a time when Brits proved difficult to convince of the benefits of a soft toilet tissue.

Words by Alice White

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Alice White

@HistorianAlice

Alice is a digital editor and Wikimedian for Wellcome Collection. Before joining Wellcome she researched frogs, moustaches, psychiatry in the Second World War, and British science fiction fans.