Category Archives: Yorkshire Business and Money

Commercial and economic businesses in Yorkshire

Filey Butlin’s Holiday Camp

Our True Intent is all for Your Delight: The John Hinde Butlin’s Photographs Billy Butlin built his third Butlins Holiday camp at Filey starting just before the war in 1939. A special deal was struck when Clacton, Skegness and Filey … Continue reading

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KP Nuts – Peanuts from 1853

  KP salted Peanuts can be dated back to 1853 in Rotherham and a firm called Kenyon Son & Craven. At the beginning of the 20th century the company had factories in Hull and Rotherham making jams, pickles and sweets. … Continue reading

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Harry Ramsden’s Fish & Chip History

Caught in Whitby, fried at Guiseley and eaten out of newspaper our Yorkshire fish and chips, mushy peas and all were part of our staple diet. The real Harry Ramsden’s of our youth is no more, no longer a chandeliered temple, … Continue reading

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Cat and Mouse Inventions

Yorkshire is full of inventive and innovative characters and none more so than the Inventors and Entrepreneurs of the Little Nipper mouse trap and Cats Eyes. James Henry Atkinson was born in Leeds (1849-1942) filed applications for patents on several … Continue reading

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Buy a Bit of Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Mafia Conference returns to The Royal Armouries for 2013 as ‘Buy Yorkshire’. This is said to be ‘the best B2B conference and exhibition in the North of England’. Yorkshire’s National Conference 2013 will be pushing the boundaries a … Continue reading

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South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival

If you want to stretch those leg muscles on a bike or long walk then the South Pennines may be the place to go. If you prefer to ride in style on horseback then you could do worse than try … Continue reading

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Farmers Rural Enterprise

photo credit Sutton Bank by alh1 CC BY-ND 2.0 Economic times are hard and Yorkshire farmers are a major force for the economic good of Yorkshire and the country. Perhaps that is why there are several support schemes to encourage … Continue reading

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Yelp for Yorkshire

Yelp is another web directory created by social networkers. Yelp claims to be ‘the fun and easy way to find and talk about great (and not so great) local businesses’ but it is not so great when it comes to … Continue reading

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Go North For Photography In Communities and In business

Incommunities Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley and a group of apprentices from the programme as photographed by Chris North. Incommunities was established in February 2003 by the transfer of 21,000+ homes from Bradford Council. They provide affordable, high quality homes, … Continue reading

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Post Office Entrepreneurs at South Milford

It is hard to make a living at most retail ventures and no more so than at rural post offices. I was therefore mightily impressed by entrepreneurs running the South Milford Post Office during a recent visit. Reason for Visiting … Continue reading

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