It’s not hard to find tourist mementos in the city, but what about those who are from here and are just looking for something to express their plain Yorkshire pride? That’s where Yorkshire Stuff come in. With a preference for buying from other small traders, she has sourced sterling silver pendant necklaces, earrings, cufflinks and tie pins from a jeweller based outside of Selby, pin badges from a York company and she makes the magnetic bottle openers herself – the Yorkshire bunch are renowned for being thrifty.
If there’s anything that can adorn a quote from the Yorkshire dialect or a Yorkshire rose, chances are Zoe Marsh has thought of it already and sells it from her market stall. As she says herself: “You can get a lot of Yorkshire dialect for your money on a tea towel”.
“Having moved away and come back to the city, I thought, ‘I’m really proud of living here but why is there nothing in the city that expresses that?’ This is for Yorkshire-proud folk like me.”