Category Archives: Yorkshire Business and Money

Commercial and economic businesses in Yorkshire

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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Where to Win Lottery Funding

The Peoples Post Code Lottery has made payment of over £147k to the “Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust” a charity that works to support the environmental, social and economic well-being of the Dales. The Millenium Trust itself supports many projects in … Continue reading

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Jowett the Yorkshire Javelin Ahead of Time

The two seater soft top Jowett Jupiter was developed from the success of the Javelin in 1950. The streamlined shape implied speed and was a well engineered car with stronger brakes and new features. It had a steel tube frame … Continue reading

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Skipton’s Other Ecological Building Society

Yorkshire folk have always been canny with their brass, so it is no surprise we have started some of the greatest building societies in the country. Building societies can be traced back to the industrial revolution, when they were set … Continue reading

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Bah Humbugs Sweetie Shop

Masham is really for beer not sweets but in the corner of the  market square is a shop to treasure. Not only because they offer Licourice sweets from New Zealand, Holland and Pontefract but because they seem to be going … Continue reading

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Close Shave Edwardian Style

Sheffield steel for 21/- with a silver plated handle – What Luxury for shavers in this 1913 advertisement from The Durham-Duplex Razor Co Ltd of Sheffield. A guinea would have gone a long way in 1913. Durham Duplex still manufacture … Continue reading

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Egged on to Save with Hammonds Sauce

We are rightly proud of our Yorkshire traditions when it comes to money. So it was heartening that Yorkshire Building Society were set to grow with the acquisition of Egg Banking.  The society will take on Egg’s mortgage and savings … Continue reading

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County of Shopkeepers and Jokers

Yorkshire has been the birthplace of many retail organisations. Where would the high street be without  Asda,  Morrisons and Marks & Spencer just for example. More to the point where have names like Burtons the Tailors and Crockatts the Cleaners … Continue reading

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