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The historical alternatives to soft toilet tissue are mostly too awful to contemplate. Mussel shells? Corncobs? Worst of all – hard, scratchy toilet tissue? The Andrex company, founded by German Jewish refugees in the 1930s, contributed greatly to the sum of human happiness when it devised a soft, absorbent, multi-ply toilet tissue for those personal moments. The nation has never looked back. It is vital to establish best toilet-roll practice before moving in with your beloved, though. Word reaches us of relationships foundering over the issue of whether the loose end should roll out over or under the roll. But if a disagreement should end in tears, remember that soft toilet tissue has more than one obvious use.

Photo: Maria Gibbs

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Andrex - the first soft toilet tissue manufactured in the UK. A fantastic invention that improved all our lives!

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