I was sent a video of this bottle with the label Westcott and asked to throw light on its history. I was assisted by Mike Clark and Jack van Dyk of our committee. The mineral factory is mentioned in a number of Robin Lee’s stories in our website: www.hermanus-history-society.co.za
Westcott’s mineral water factory was first situated in the Main Road where Pappin and Pretorius’ building is now. They subsequently moved to Mitchell Street where the Dove Cote is now situated. They moved there because in those days our water was stained brown and there was a spring on the site which produced clear water.