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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Scarborough & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce

Christmas Window Display Judging starts Friday 7th December. Due to the large area of Scarborough now entering this competition, judging will be starting tomorrow and continue during the early part of next week. The judges look forward to seeing some fantastic displays.This is a selection from 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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Local businesses and organisations are invited by Scarborough Borough Council to:
YOUR TOWN CENTRE – YOUR SAY!
at The Royal Hotel Wednesday 28th November 6.00pm until 8.00pm.

This is an open consultation to give views and opinions on the development of the New Scarborough Town Centre Strategy
This is YOUR opportunity to influence the future of your Town Centre
and help to make it a social and economic destination that residents and tourists can enjoy and businesses can thrive for years to come.

How do you think we can become the best performing coastal Town Centre in England by 2025?

There will also be a general meeting open to all members of the public on Tuesday 4th December at the same location from 6.00pm until 8.00pm
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The next meeting will be on Tuesday 6th November at 6.00pm for 6.15pm at Boyes Store in Queen's Street. Light refreshments are available courtesy of Boyes. We aim to finish the meeting at 7.30pm approx.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
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The next meeting will be Tuesday 4th September. Kerry Carruthers, Project Manager of the Yorkshire Coast BID will be providing us with an update. ... See MoreSee Less

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