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Report - Rowntrees grocery shop york may 2013

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by urbanadvantage, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. urbanadvantage

    urbanadvantage Overtly Covert
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    this is located on Pavement york the ground floor is home to pizza hut, but above is a fantastic derilict building.
    I recently had the opertunity of a permision visit here so took it with open arms, the building is fantastic, with lots of features and has harly been touched since the family left it years ago, it feels very oldy worldy inside, very different from the plush restaurant on the ground floor, in its day i would imagine it would have been a very grande living space and quite poshly furbished

    The building was bought in 1822 buy Joseph rowntree senior where, he then opened his first grocers dealing in tea, chocolate and grocerys, he sold specialist sweets like pastels and gums, after he made a deal with a french confectioners, who at the time were the only source of pastels and gums and were imported, until rowntree made his own.
    The Rowntree family – Joseph senior, his wife and children – moved out in 1845, first to Blossom Street and later to Bootham. But they kept this shop and house, and Joseph senior installed two live-in managers and eight apprentices, one in each room on the top floor.
    Among the apprentices who lived in this building was J.S Fry and George Cadbury, who went on to found his own chocolate factory in Birmingham.
    This house was never directly associated with the Rowntree chocolate business; Joseph senior’s business was a grocery.

    In 1855, his eldest son, John Stephenson Rowntree, followed him into that business, and three years later so did his second son, Joseph. It was the third son, Henry Isaac, who began the family’s involvement in chocolate. He went to work for Tuke & Co in Castlegate, where he bought out the cocoa part of the business in 1862. His older brother Joseph later joined him, taking his money out of the Pavement shop in 1869.
    Henry died of complications from appendicitis in 1883, leaving Joseph junior, with his sound business sense, to lead the chocolate firm on to huge success.

    Nevertheless, it was in this shop that the Rowntree connection with York began.


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    another shot of that range, its 7 foot high !
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    Thanks for looking
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  2. ryan1234

    ryan1234 28DL Full Member
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    Were in york is this m8
     
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  3. clebby

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    Seriously? It literally gives you the location in the first sentence. There seems to have been an influx of total mongoloids on here of late, not sure where you're all coming from

    Missed this first time round, nice work @urbanadvantage
     
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  4. ryan1234

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    Did u mean to put parliment then ?
     
  5. Cuuvin

    Cuuvin 28DL Colonial Member
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    Nice report there ! :thumb
    Only recommendation I'd have is to edit the title to state it was a "PERMISSION VISIT". Know you stated that fact in your report, but as @clebby pointed out, got a bunch newbies that ain't exactly the sharpest tool in the toolshed! :eek: quite sure the FB tour bus wouldn't be welcomed here!


    (edit) Whups! just checked the post date, little late for editing, i'd say!:coat
     
  6. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
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    Good stuff, l like the shot of the staircase :thumb
     
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