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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Please Note: The next meeting of the Scarborough Chamber of Trade will be Tuesday April 9th 2019.

There are many exciting or controversial developments and strategies happening in Scarborough at the moment.These include such items as:Scarborough Town Centre - Strategy and Action PlanProposed Futurist DevelopmentLocal DBID (Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District)Tour de Yorkshire Shop Window Display Competition

**At the request of members, following serious concerns regarding Anti Social Behavour within our Town Centre, Inspector Graeme Kynman the Safer Neighbourhoods Inspector for Scarborough and Sandra Rees the Safer Communities Manager -will be attending

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The next meeting of Scarborough Chamber of Trade will be on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at Boyes Store.

There are many exciting or controversial developments and strategies happening in Scarborough at the moment.
These include such items as:
Scarborough Town Centre – Strategy and Action Plan
Proposed Futurist Development
Local DBID (Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District)
Tour de Yorkshire Shop Window Display Competition
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The next meeting of the Scarborough Chamber of Trade will be on Tuesday 5th March at 6.00pm at Boyes Store, Queen Street.
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The next meeting of the Scarborough Chamber of Trade will be on Tuesday 5th March at 6.00pm at Boyes Store, Queen Street.
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The next meeting of the Chamber of Trade will be on Tuesday 5th February at 6.00pm at Boyes Store in Queens Street. Vice Chair of DBids Richard Bradley is coming along with Kerry Carruthers to give us an update of progress so far. ... See MoreSee Less

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