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Skylight

19 Jun

Hepworth’s Arcade also has a small but impressive skylight.

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Now for something completely different

18 Jun

This striking sign is outside a little shop in Hepworth’s Arcade that sells all things occult,  tchotchkes and similar stuff to clutter the home.

Who’s Next?

4 Jan
Joseph Hepworth set up shop as a tailor with his brother-in-law in Leeds in 1864, twenty-five years later they employed 2000 people who sold their stock through over 100 shops. The firm went on to be the largest UK clothing manufacturer and is now known as Next. This old sign in Hepworth’s Arcade possibly dates back to  the 1890’s. It’s a bit of a puzzle, what is that empty shield in the middle? And was obesity a problem back then that there was a demand for XL tailors?