Category Archives: Yorkshire Business and Money

Commercial and economic businesses in Yorkshire

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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Burmantofts Pottery & The Kiln

Terra Cotta works at the Rock Colliery, later to be named Burmantofts Pottery, opened in 1842 producing chimney pots and fire bricks from local clay. Gardeners will know there is lots of clay around but this was the real maccoy. … Continue reading

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Dragons in Hebden Bridge

One of the animals at this charity shop must be a Dragon.Theo Paphitis by name and former dragon by nature. Theo Paphitis wss one of the Dragon’s Den personalities that entrepreneurs would like to capture. Good luck to any aspiring … Continue reading

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Provident, Payday or Credit Union Loans

Not having money costs you and it is a vicious circle of debt and high often unfair cost. Cheap at No Price 118 118 Money are offering loans over 2 years at a representative 99.9% APR. (Annual percentage rate) Instant … Continue reading

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Yorkie Ware™ The Mugs

I am not over keen on the name ‘Yorkie’. It smacks of a dog and I do not think that is what Yorkie Ware™ have in mind from their Moorland Pottery. Another beef, but a minor one, is the super … Continue reading

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Clogs & Yorkshire Boots Well Shod

Tannery Workers in the Dales ‘With the large numbers of cattle and sheep raised in the Yorkshire Dales over the centuries, it is not surprising that industries associated with the by-products of the meat industry were established in villages throughout … Continue reading

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Shoe Industry Booted About

Stead & Simpson was one of the oldest, most well-known and respected names in the British footwear industry. The business can trace its history back to 1834, when it was founded as a Leeds based manufacturer of footwear. At its … Continue reading

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Batley Bashed by Tesco and Dewsbury

  Dewsbury Market. Part History of Batley There has been a church in Batley since the 11th century. The present Batley Parish Church was built in the reign of Henry VI (1422-1461), and parts of the original remain. Despite Batley … Continue reading

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Comic Postcards in Holmfirth

Holmfirth was the birthplace of Bamforth & Co Ltd and the saucy seaside postcard. The beginnings date back to 1860’s when a family of painters and decorators started to supply painted backgrounds for laternslide shows and subsequently the lanternslides themselves. … Continue reading

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