Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

York Industries Through Time

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Author: Paul Chrystal, Simon Crossley

The foundations of York's commercial identity lie in the powerful medieval guilds that controlled and organised business development here until the nineteenth century. Unlike other Yorkshire towns, York, a major ecclesiastical centre and a fashionable 'tourist' city, was largely untouched by the Industrial Revolution; it owes its nineteenth-century growth to its emergence as a railway hub and as a key force in the British confectionery industry.The book will give today's York residents a unique picture of how their city was, as well as those who used to live or work here. Confectionery giants Rowntree's, Terry's and Craven's are depicted and described, as are other lesser known firms like Cooke, Troughton & Simms. These, and the myriad specialist shops that have always crowded the medieval streets, all find a place in the pages of this fascinating and original book.

Book ISBN 9781445602141

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Mar 2012

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 187

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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