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About the Ephemera Collection

The Woodhams Stone Collection holds thousands of receipts and invoices relating to local businesses, including some fantastic decorative bill heads. The majority of these date from the 1890s to the 1960s. There are also posters for social events, dances, theatre productions, sales and auctions. A number of newspapers are represented including the Malton Messenger and the Norton Chronicle.

A very small selection of these items are shown on our 'Ephemera Wall' below. The full collection is available to view by appointment.

  •  Alfred Wood, Grocer, Old Malton, receipt 1900 WS ref: MALWS:2015.936

    Alfred Wood, Grocer, Old Malton, receipt 1900 WS ref: MALWS:2015.936

  •  G. Longster, Florist, Malton, paper bag WS ref: MALWS:2015.935.23

    G. Longster, Florist, Malton, paper bag WS ref: MALWS:2015.935.23

  •  George Longster, Nurseryman, Florist etc, invoice 1943 WS ref: MALWS:2015.935

    George Longster, Nurseryman, Florist etc, invoice 1943 WS ref: MALWS:2015.935

  •  Charles Galtry, Tailor, Hosier & Hatter, Malton, paper bag, moved from premises in Saville street to Wheelgate in 1901 His wife Mary opened a ladies fashion shop in Market street in 1922 WS ref:

    Charles Galtry, Tailor, Hosier & Hatter, Malton, paper bag, moved from premises in Saville street to Wheelgate in 1901 His wife Mary opened a ladies fashion shop in Market street in 1922 WS ref:

  •  T, Mennell, Saddler, Harness Maker & Collar Maker, Dealer in Leather Goods, Market Place, Malton, invoice 1946 (succeeded his father William) WS ref:
WS ref: MALWS.2017.586

    T, Mennell, Saddler, Harness Maker & Collar Maker, Dealer in Leather Goods, Market Place, Malton, invoice 1946 (succeeded his father William) WS ref: WS ref: MALWS.2017.586

  •  Henry Smithson was a printer and bookseller in Yorkersgate in the 1850s.  They acquired a second office in St Michael Street in the 1930s.

    Henry Smithson was a printer and bookseller in Yorkersgate in the 1850s. They acquired a second office in St Michael Street in the 1930s.

  •  William Snow & Sons, invoice 1928, an established business by 1844.  Their store was known as 'The Fashion Corner' as they occupied, 1,2,4  Yorkersgate and 8 Castlegate round to the corner of  Wells Lane.  They also sold haberdashery, drapery, carpets and rugs.  The shops were demolished for road widening in 1967. WS ref:

    William Snow & Sons, invoice 1928, an established business by 1844. Their store was known as 'The Fashion Corner' as they occupied, 1,2,4 Yorkersgate and 8 Castlegate round to the corner of Wells Lane. They also sold haberdashery, drapery, carpets and rugs. The shops were demolished for road widening in 1967. WS ref:

  •  Frank Yorke, Joiner, Carpenter, Cabinet & Picture Frame Maker, Newbegin, Malton, advertisement c1890s had moved to York by 1901 census WS ref: MALWS2016.166

    Frank Yorke, Joiner, Carpenter, Cabinet & Picture Frame Maker, Newbegin, Malton, advertisement c1890s had moved to York by 1901 census WS ref: MALWS2016.166

  •  JC Wilson, Glass & China Dealers and Artists Colourman, 58 Market Place, Malton, label WS ref: MALWS2016.673

    JC Wilson, Glass & China Dealers and Artists Colourman, 58 Market Place, Malton, label WS ref: MALWS2016.673

  •  Chas Rose, Brewer, Malton, Christmas  message, December 1902 Chas. Rose & Co acquired the Old Brewery in Castlegate late in 1893.  Tetleys acquired this company in 1969.
WS ref: WS2016.689.1

    Chas Rose, Brewer, Malton, Christmas message, December 1902 Chas. Rose & Co acquired the Old Brewery in Castlegate late in 1893. Tetleys acquired this company in 1969. WS ref: WS2016.689.1

  •  Longster & Sons, Nurserymen, Seedsmen & Florists, advertisement, showing shop on corner of Railway street & Yorkersgate WS ref:

    Longster & Sons, Nurserymen, Seedsmen & Florists, advertisement, showing shop on corner of Railway street & Yorkersgate WS ref:

  •  Holden's Bakery, Newbiggin, Malton, paper bag WS ref: WS2016.1364

    Holden's Bakery, Newbiggin, Malton, paper bag WS ref: WS2016.1364

  •  Hudson's 43/45 Wheelgate, Gramophone & Record Shop, paper bag. This shop had multiple departments eg ironmongers WS ref: WS2016.1368

    Hudson's 43/45 Wheelgate, Gramophone & Record Shop, paper bag. This shop had multiple departments eg ironmongers WS ref: WS2016.1368

  •  Berry's, Market Place, Malton also known as the Criterion Music Saloon, sold pianos too
WS ref: WS2016.1369

    Berry's, Market Place, Malton also known as the Criterion Music Saloon, sold pianos too WS ref: WS2016.1369

  •  £1 Bank Note issued in 1816 by Pease, Dunn & Pease whose partnership was dissolved in 1821. They had another branch in Driffield. WS ref: WS2017.180

    £1 Bank Note issued in 1816 by Pease, Dunn & Pease whose partnership was dissolved in 1821. They had another branch in Driffield. WS ref: WS2017.180

  •  Bowers Restaurant & Ballroom, Finkle street, Malton, Advertising Card c1970s Home of dances, wedding receptions etc WS ref: 2017.385

    Bowers Restaurant & Ballroom, Finkle street, Malton, Advertising Card c1970s Home of dances, wedding receptions etc WS ref: 2017.385

  •  North Eastern Electric Supply Co, Yorkersgate, Malton, consumer contact card. This was the local electricity supply company before nationalisation in 1948 and later became the North Eastern Electricity Board. WS ref: WS2017.423

    North Eastern Electric Supply Co, Yorkersgate, Malton, consumer contact card. This was the local electricity supply company before nationalisation in 1948 and later became the North Eastern Electricity Board. WS ref: WS2017.423

  •  Bowers Bacon Factory, Scarborough Road, Norton, business card
WS ref: WS2017.518

    Bowers Bacon Factory, Scarborough Road, Norton, business card WS ref: WS2017.518

  •  Norton Wesleyan Mutual Improvemnt Association poster advertising sermon & lecture. Believed to have been founded in 1876
WS ref: WS2017.656

    Norton Wesleyan Mutual Improvemnt Association poster advertising sermon & lecture. Believed to have been founded in 1876 WS ref: WS2017.656

  •  The Majestic Picture Theatre on Church Street in Norton was opened in 1923.  The cinema was finding it difficult to compete with the much improved Palace cinema in Malton and visitor numbers declined.  It finally closed its doors in 1955 and the building was later demolished. WS ref: MALWS:2017.717

    The Majestic Picture Theatre on Church Street in Norton was opened in 1923. The cinema was finding it difficult to compete with the much improved Palace cinema in Malton and visitor numbers declined. It finally closed its doors in 1955 and the building was later demolished. WS ref: MALWS:2017.717

  •  Malton Theatre Royal poster 1880
WS ref: WS2018.563.1

    Malton Theatre Royal poster 1880 WS ref: WS2018.563.1

  •  The Malton Messenger was founded by Henry Smithson in 1854 in his office on Yorkersgate..  
Henry Smithson died in 1879 and the business was carried on by his brother Richard and later by other members of the family.

    The Malton Messenger was founded by Henry Smithson in 1854 in his office on Yorkersgate.. Henry Smithson died in 1879 and the business was carried on by his brother Richard and later by other members of the family.

  •  Edward Longbotham, General Druggist & Manufacturer of Soda Water & Lemonade, Yorkersgate invoice 1854 WS ref: MALWS.2019.854.1

    Edward Longbotham, General Druggist & Manufacturer of Soda Water & Lemonade, Yorkersgate invoice 1854 WS ref: MALWS.2019.854.1

  •  Lowes was a newsagent in Howe Road, the family had a second shop in Commercial Street.  The Howe Road shop was known locally as Trappers.  This originated from a man who worked there for many years called Harold Stephenson whose nickname was Trapper.

    Lowes was a newsagent in Howe Road, the family had a second shop in Commercial Street. The Howe Road shop was known locally as Trappers. This originated from a man who worked there for many years called Harold Stephenson whose nickname was Trapper.

  •  JR Jefferson, butcher, announcement of taking the business of DS Blair, Saville street
WS ref:

    JR Jefferson, butcher, announcement of taking the business of DS Blair, Saville street WS ref:

  •  Richard Cross Horsley, Cycle, Gun & Ammunition Depot, Wheelgate, invoice 1903. Mr Horsley manufactured bicyles and was a keen road cyclist competing in races. 
WS ref:

    Richard Cross Horsley, Cycle, Gun & Ammunition Depot, Wheelgate, invoice 1903. Mr Horsley manufactured bicyles and was a keen road cyclist competing in races. WS ref:

  •  WS ref: MALWS:2019.313

    WS ref: MALWS:2019.313

  •  The Malton & Norton Co-operative Society came into being on 21st March, 1901. The initial premises were the rental of an old brewery at 56 Castlegate. In the early 1920s they purchased 'Wheelgate House' and the 21 cottages behind known as Wheelgate Square
WS ref: MALWS:2019.464.1

    The Malton & Norton Co-operative Society came into being on 21st March, 1901. The initial premises were the rental of an old brewery at 56 Castlegate. In the early 1920s they purchased 'Wheelgate House' and the 21 cottages behind known as Wheelgate Square WS ref: MALWS:2019.464.1

  •  Charles Rose & Co took over the Old Brewery in Castlegate in the 1890s until 1965 when it was sold to Tetley Walker Ltd.  It survived until the 1980s and was demolished in 1984.  The buildings that survived have been converted into offices. WS ref: MALWS:2016.376.3

    Charles Rose & Co took over the Old Brewery in Castlegate in the 1890s until 1965 when it was sold to Tetley Walker Ltd. It survived until the 1980s and was demolished in 1984. The buildings that survived have been converted into offices. WS ref: MALWS:2016.376.3

  •  Malton Biscuit Company product list WS ref: MALWS2019.1485

    Malton Biscuit Company product list WS ref: MALWS2019.1485

  •  Edwin Hickson Whisker, Confectioner, 3 Saville street, invoice 1909, succeeded by his wife
WS ref: MALWS:2019.499

    Edwin Hickson Whisker, Confectioner, 3 Saville street, invoice 1909, succeeded by his wife WS ref: MALWS:2019.499

  •  Boulton & Cooper, Auctioneers, Valuers & Stock Salesmen, invoice 1926
WS ref: MALWS2016.153.24

    Boulton & Cooper, Auctioneers, Valuers & Stock Salesmen, invoice 1926 WS ref: MALWS2016.153.24

  •  Thomas Baker, Printer, Bookbinder, Stationer & Newsagent, Church street, Norton, invoice 1930. Publisher of Baker's Chronology
WS ref: MALWS2016.1797.1

    Thomas Baker, Printer, Bookbinder, Stationer & Newsagent, Church street, Norton, invoice 1930. Publisher of Baker's Chronology WS ref: MALWS2016.1797.1

  •  WP Horsley, Wholesale & Retail Florist, Westfield Nurseries, Scarborough road, Norton, invoice 1938
WS ref: MALWS2017.4.1

    WP Horsley, Wholesale & Retail Florist, Westfield Nurseries, Scarborough road, Norton, invoice 1938 WS ref: MALWS2017.4.1

  •  Barr, Brown & Co ltd., English & Foreign Timber Merchants, Derwent Saw Mills
WS ref: MALWS2019.217

    Barr, Brown & Co ltd., English & Foreign Timber Merchants, Derwent Saw Mills WS ref: MALWS2019.217

  •  John Read & Co, Ironmongers, Plumbers, Glaziers, Whitesmiths, Bellhangers,Wheelgate & Railway Street, Malton receipt 1920 WS ref: MALWS2019.547.1

    John Read & Co, Ironmongers, Plumbers, Glaziers, Whitesmiths, Bellhangers,Wheelgate & Railway Street, Malton receipt 1920 WS ref: MALWS2019.547.1

  •  George Inman, Butcher, Saville street, Malton, invoice 1903 WS ref: MALWS2019.592

    George Inman, Butcher, Saville street, Malton, invoice 1903 WS ref: MALWS2019.592

  •  John Farrow, Painter, Gilder & Paper Hanger, Market street, receipt 1864
WS ref: MALWS2019.963

    John Farrow, Painter, Gilder & Paper Hanger, Market street, receipt 1864 WS ref: MALWS2019.963

  •  Thomas Buxton, Iron & Brass Founder, Malton, receipt, 1862. Foundy was in Yorkersgate.
WS ref: MALWS2019.967

    Thomas Buxton, Iron & Brass Founder, Malton, receipt, 1862. Foundy was in Yorkersgate. WS ref: MALWS2019.967

  •  M. Jackson & Sons, Plumbers, Glaziers & Dealers in Glass, China & Earthenware, Wheelgate, invoice 1843 
WS ref: MALWS2019.1393

    M. Jackson & Sons, Plumbers, Glaziers & Dealers in Glass, China & Earthenware, Wheelgate, invoice 1843 WS ref: MALWS2019.1393

  •  JA Dean, Butcher, St Michael street, Malton, receipt 1895 WS ref: MALWS2019.1461.2

    JA Dean, Butcher, St Michael street, Malton, receipt 1895 WS ref: MALWS2019.1461.2


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