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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Great Chamber meeting last night. There was lots of discussion about Christmas and there's a group meeting next week to take things further. Have you got anything you'd like to see happen in Scarborough at Christmas time? ... See MoreSee Less

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The next meeting of the Scarborough & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce will be Tuesday 9th May at 6.00pm at Boyes Store in Queen Street.
Included in the items to be discussed are the Tour de Yorkshire Shop Window Display and the Town Centre Display Board.
Members or prospective members are very welcome to attend.
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One of hopefully many tour de Yorkshire windows we'll be judging on Monday! ... See MoreSee Less

STAGE 1: FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017: BRIDLINGTON TO SCARBOROUGH Total stage length: 173km 3 King of the Mountain Climbs: Garrowby Hill, Goathland & Robin Hood's Bay 2 Sprints: Pocklington & Whitby Abbey Total ascent: 1,940m Stage One gets underway outside Bridlington Spa and heads into Pocklington for the first intermediate sprint. The classified climbs up the Côte de Garrowby Hill and Côte de Goathland will get the legs pumping before the race hits the coastline again at Whitby, and the riders will get a great view of the Abbey as they contest the second sprint of the day. The route continues on to Robin Hood’s Bay for the third and final climb and then it’s full steam into Scarborough for the now-legendary finish along North Bay. letour.yorkshire.com/

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It's the official opening of the new Scarborough Market tomorrow! Pop along to check it out ... See MoreSee Less

Scarborough Market And Vaults Open Day

April 21, 2017, 12:00pm

Scarborough market and vaults are having a open day with the cutting of the ribbon at 12noon by the mayor of Scarborough, please join us and have a look at the new refurbishment!

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