In 1881 William Boyes opened a small store in Eastborough, Scarborough selling odd lots and remnants from merchants. There was great poverty in the working classes and housewives were even keener for a bargain than they are today. When customers found that they could buy enough material to make a coat or a dress cheaper than anywhere else, they soon spread the word and trade increased to such an extent that William had to look for larger premises.

William rented a large warehouse just off the main street where business continued to grow. By 1886 he purchased further units in Market Street and Queen Street and knocked them into one large store and named it ‘The Remnant Warehouse’. Older customers in Scarborough still refer to the shop as ‘The Rem’. As time went on William expanded his range and bought other clearance lines from merchants developing the warehouse into a department store.

Business continued to grow and go from strength to strength and in 1910 the expansion of the company started. Today W Boyes and Co Ltd operate over fifty stores throughout Yorkshire, the North East, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire.

Contact: Ernie Gee

43-45 Queens Street
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 1HQ

Telephone: 01723 375331
Website: www.boyes.co.uk

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CHAMBER OF TRADE MEETING 6th March POSTPONED until 13th March
Having received a number of apologies due to illness and other issues the Chairman and Executive have decided to reschedule the Meeting of 6th March until Tuesday 13th March.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but we look forward to seeing members and prospective members at 6.15pm for 6.30pm at Boyes Store in Queen St. Light refreshments available courtesy of Boyes.
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CHAMBER OF TRADE MEETING 6th FEBRUARY CANCELLED
Having received a number of apologies due to illness and other issues the Chairman and Executive have decided to cancel the meeting scheduled for tomorrow, 6th February.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 6th March at 6.00pm at Boyes.
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Wishing all members and prospective members a Very Happy and Prosperous 2018. The first meeting of the New Year will be on Tuesday 9th January at Boyes Store at 6.00pm for 6.15pm. Light refreshments will be available courtesy of Boyes.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
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