Category Archives: Yorkshire Business and Money

Commercial and economic businesses in Yorkshire

Electricity Power Politics

The old Yorkshire Electricity Board (YEB, 1948-1990) is long gone as is its initial successor Yorkshire Electricity Group. It now resides under the sobriquet npower. The YEB was formed from an amalgamation of local and municipal power companies shortly after … Continue reading

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Yorkshire TV Broadcasting

Yorkshire TV studios were opened in 1968 at  Kirkstall Road Leeds broadcasting in black & white. By the end of 1969 ITV programmes started to be broadcast in colour. Yorkshire Television Limited ceased to trade on 1 January 2007 when … Continue reading

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Cut to the Quick Scissors

I am always on the lookout for Yorkshire stories and there was a snippet in our paper about a scissor company in Sheffield. So I cut it out out of shear vandalism. The thrust of the article was about the … Continue reading

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Tyre Fires In Bradford

Problems caused by the 2020 Bradford Tyre Fire In addition to the social disruption to schools, transport and local residents all fires pose chemical risks from: Particulates are deposited in the atmosphere and cause air pollution. A large number of … Continue reading

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My View of National Trust Yorkshire

November 2020 have just cancelled my membership! I gave it thought but the main driver was the abysmal management of the organisation. It is nothing to do with the properties which include many national or international gems (including East Riddlesden … Continue reading

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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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