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Terry’s of York – A Bite of History

Can you see what it is yet? Yes you probably guessed it is a mug! Some History of Terry’s of York What do an apothecary, confectioner and citrus peel importer have in common? When one of them was Joseph Terry … 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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Ecology Building Society 35 Year Old

Scarborough Building Society was formed in May 1846 – making it the oldest building society in Yorkshire and the second oldest in the UK. The Ecology Building Society on the other hand is one of the youngest Building Societies starting … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Sweet Tooth

Liquorice Pomfret is an early name for Pontefract and as most Yorkshire children know, Pontefract is the heart of Yorkshires liquorice making. Around the time of the Battle of Hastings, French monks arrived in Pontefract with liquorice plants for medicinal … Continue reading

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