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July, 2013

Aero

Released originally as Aero Mint in 1935 in the UK, with a milk chocolate variety added to the line in the 1970’s. External Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero_(chocola Read More...

Smarties

Originally released in 1882 under the name Chocolate Beans, it was not until 1937 that the name was adapted to Smarties Chocolate Beans. Smarties are no longer manufactured in York, with a third of Smarties now created in Germany. External Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart Read More...

Samuel Tuke

Samuel Tuke (1784-1857), born in York, was the grandson of Henry Tuke, and son of William Tuke, who together both founded The Retreat in York in 1796. Samuel Tuke continued the work of his grandfather and father, helping to publicise the term ‘moral treatment’, and the work being carried out at The Retreat, in more »< Read More...

Thomas Craven

Thomas Craven (1817-1862), the son of an East Riding farmer, arrived in York as a 16 year old apprentice in 1833 to work with his brother-in-law Thomas Hide at his confectionery business. After the death of his brother-in-law, Craven set up his own confectionery business at High Ousegate. In 1851 he married Mary Ann more »< Read More...

Joseph Terry

Sir Joseph Terry (1828-1898) was an English industrialist born in York. Educated at St. Peter’s School, York, he took over his father’s confectionery business with his two brothers in 1854. The business was incorporated as Joseph Terry and Sons Ltd. in 1895. Sir Joseph Terry served as the Lord Mayor of York on more »< Read More...

Friends’ Ambulance Unit

The Friends’ Ambulance Unit was a volunteer ambulance service set up by the Society of Friends in 1914 to help provide opportunities for service for young male Friends during the First World War. In line with the Quaker Peace Testimony, it was mainly staffed by registered conscientious objectors. First World War Overall it more »< Read More...

Mount School, The

The Mount School was founded in 1785 in Trinity Lane. In 1831 it was established as the York Friends’ Girls’ School after a move to Castlegate, and in 1857 the school relocated to its present location on Dalton Terrace, on the outskirts of the York. Its pupils have included the daughters of many more »< Read More...

After Eight

Created in 1962, these after-dinner mints are now sold all across Europe and North America. One billion After Eight mints are made each year. External Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_Eight http://www.yfaonline.com/film/after-eight-adverts http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/dec/10/nestle-close-after-eight-factory http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10305680/Brian-Sollitt.h Read More...