Category Archives: Yorkshire Business and Money

Commercial and economic businesses in Yorkshire

Petty and Sons Printers of West Yorkshire

Petty & Sons was officially launched in 1865 by John William Petty at a Leeds base wence from it became one of the UK’s preeminent printers. During the 19th century the strong Methodism and Temperance principles of the Petty family … Continue reading

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Ow Much!

A clever shop window sign Ow Much would be even cleverer if I had finished with a ? Queuing for the Otley 20p Shop I currently miss¬† shopping in Otley at the 20p shop! A great concept with everything only … Continue reading

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More Halifax – Proud Old Fashioned Borough Market

A right gob stopper with all sorts for local jelly babies Cosmetic improvements well sorted Nancy Sinatra could have got her boots for walking here Reflect on the work clothes – I fancy one of those chef’s hats and a … Continue reading

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Marine Conservation in Yorkshire

‘You can please some of the fish some of the time but not all of the piscene critters all of the time.’¬† Of the original 27 conservations zones none were on or near the Yorkshire coast. The nearest is the … Continue reading

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Art of Clothing Yorkshire

The Collier The Costume of Yorkshire in 1814, by George Walker, ‘One of these workmen is here represented as returning from his labours in his usual costume. This dress, which is of white cloth bound with red, may probably be … Continue reading

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Pommie Sheep Shears

‘Ey up Luk out sheep – cars on t’road’ As William Wilkinson Ltd, Burgon & Ball began manufacturing scissors and shears back in 1730 in the Spring Works, Grimethorpe Road the heartland of Sheffield. For 279 years some of the … Continue reading

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Whale Meet Again

Whitby’s historical past is revealed in by the Abbey and the monuments that dominate Whitby’s east and west headlands above the harbour. For 84 years Whitby’s fishermen were engaged in whaling. The whale jaw bone arch on the West Cliff, … Continue reading

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Yarn Spinner Yorkshire Tours

Yarn Spinner Tours developed Ghost Walks and Victorian Tours as a way of sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for getting people involved. They have now grown to offer a wider range of tours all over Yorkshire. Listen to tales of the … Continue reading

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Sam Smiths Old Brewery Tadcaster

I would like to tell you about the best beer in Yorkshire but I am still testing them all out. What I can tell you about is the best value for money beer brewed in Yorkshire (and therefore anywhere in … Continue reading

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Interlude for Afternoon Tea in Shipley

King George V would recognise many of the items on display at Interlude the Cafe Society tearoom ‘to be seen in’ when visiting Shipley. Between Elsie Russell’s florists and The Samaritan charity shop is an exceptionally well furbished cafe with … Continue reading

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