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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The next meeting of Scarborough Chamber of Trade will be on Tuesday 3rd October at 6.00pm for 6.30pm at Boyes Store, Queen Street. Light refreshments will be available courtesy of Boyes.
* Find out what events are planned in the coming months.
* Get an update on developments within the town
* Have your say on items that concern you

Remember None of us are as strong as ALL of us.

Looking forward to seeing you there.
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Meeting of Scarborough Chamber of Trade

October 3, 2017, 6:00pm - October 3, 2017, 1:30pm

The next meeting of Scarborough Chamber of Trade will be on Tuesday 3rd October at 6.00pm for 6.30pm at Boyes Store, Queen Street. Light refreshments will be available courtesy of Boyes. * Find out what events are planned in the coming months. * Get an update on developments within the town * Have your say on items that concern you Remember None of us are as strong as ALL of us. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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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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