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Yorkshire Business Profile: Marks and Spencer

Yorkshire has a strong business heritage and has been the birthplace of lots of world famous brands.With that in mind, we’re launching a mini-series looking at some of the best brands to come from Yorkshire, and we’re starting with one of the most famous of them all – Marks & Spencer. From penny bazaar to international brand Marks & Spencer’s started life as a penny bazaar in Leeds Kirkgate market in 1884. The stall was run by Michael Marks, and famously featured the tagline “don’t ask the price, it’s a penny”.In 1894, Marks went into partnership with Thomas Spencer, and the Marks & Spencer brand was born.Over the next few years the company would grow and grow, becoming a limited company in 1926 and opening their now famous flagship Marble Arch sto...

Guy Fawkes – Yorkshire hero or villainous plotter?

We all know that the 5th of November is Bonfire Night and we celebrate every year with fireworks, sparklers, and bonfire toffee in all shapes and sizes.However, what you might not know is that without Yorkshire and one of its most famous sons there wouldn’t be a Bonfire Night to celebrate.That’s because Guy Fawkes himself was born right here in God’s own country.So grab yourself a cup of tea and a piece of parkin, and lets take a look at one of Yorkshire’s most fiendish fellows and how you can celebrate him this November 5th. The Life and Times of Guy Fawkes Guy Fawkes was born in April 1570 and was baptised in the church of St. Michael le Belfrey in York.It might surprise you to know the man famed for his role in a Catholic plot was actually born and raised Prote...

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