Corona (soft drink)
Corona was a brand of carbonated beverage available in the United Kingdom and produced by Corona Soft Drinks. The firm was created by Rhondda grocers William Thomas and William Evans when they saw a market for soft drinks caused by the growing influence of the temperance movement in South Wales. The company's first factory was based in Porth, and eventually the company had 87 depots.
Corona was bought in 1958 by The Beecham Group and subsequently by Britvic Soft Drinks in 1987. It was particularly popular during the 1970s and was famous for delivering its product door to door by "the Corona Man"., much like a milk round. The drink was available in several flavours, including the original orangeade and later lemonade, limeade and cherryade. One of their advertising slogans was "Every bubble's passed its FIZZical!"
After the dissolution of the company the original factory was converted into a music recording studio named The Pop Factory, a play on words where the colloquial term for a carbonated drink is 'pop' connected to the style of music, pop.
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