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On the history trail: Remarkable Everingham family

John Everingham and sons Wycliffe, Sydney and Irwin

John Everingham and sons Wycliffe, Sydney and Irwin

In the late Victorian period, J T Everingham and Sons had a tailor’s factory in Railway Street (where the kebab shop is now) that employed more than a dozen tailors and specialised in making corduroy britches for farm workers.

They sold hundreds of pairs every November at the Martinmas Hirings, when local farmers hired their labourers for the year.

The Everingham’s shop, a little further up the street, was ideally placed for this business as farm workers annually lined the pavement along Railway Street to be ‘inspected’ and taken on to work for the following 12 months on the farms in and around the town.

Read Andrew’s full article in next week’s (7 August) Pocklington Post.

 

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