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Acomb Windmill operated in the 17th century to produce flour. Here's the fascinating Acomb Windmill deed (WIN).

Acomb Windmill operated in the 17th century to produce flour. Here's the fascinating Acomb Windmill deed (WIN).

The Pawnbroker's Pledge Book- what interesting things can you spot?! (PAW)

The Pawnbroker's Pledge Book- what interesting things can you spot?! (PAW)

William Peckitt was a glass painter based in Colliergate,  York in the mid-to-late 18th century. Here is his record of expenses that he incurred when painting some glass for Ripon Minster (PEC).

William Peckitt was a glass painter based in Colliergate, York in the mid-to-late 18th century. Here is his record of expenses that he incurred when painting some glass for Ripon Minster (PEC).

Robert Dent and Son (RDB) even have records of the building work they did at Knaresborough Station. This not only gives us information about how the company operated but also the building history of the station itself.

Robert Dent and Son (RDB) even have records of the building work they did at Knaresborough Station. This not only gives us information about how the company operated but also the building history of the station itself.

This wonderful Pledge Book kept by pawnbroker George Fettes of Stonegate offer fabulous glimpses of York life in the 18th century. From gold rings to sheets, people traded anything and everything in for money! (PAW)

This wonderful Pledge Book kept by pawnbroker George Fettes of Stonegate offer fabulous glimpses of York life in the 18th century. From gold rings to sheets, people traded anything and everything in for money! (PAW)

Burgins Chemist that operated on the corner of Coney Street kept a record of the medicines they provided to customers in their prescription books (BUR).

Burgins Chemist that operated on the corner of Coney Street kept a record of the medicines they provided to customers in their prescription books (BUR).

From Peasgood's Nonsuch apples to Merton Thornless berries, Backhouse Nursery's 'Descriptive Catalogue of Fruit Trees of All Types' has a very interesting selection of fruits! (BAC)

From Peasgood's Nonsuch apples to Merton Thornless berries, Backhouse Nursery's 'Descriptive Catalogue of Fruit Trees of All Types' has a very interesting selection of fruits! (BAC)

This is an itemised list of jobs done at Poppleton Villas from the Robert Dent & Son (RDB) collection. This gives us a fascinating insight into the day to day operations (and income) of a York building company.

This is an itemised list of jobs done at Poppleton Villas from the Robert Dent & Son (RDB) collection. This gives us a fascinating insight into the day to day operations (and income) of a York building company.

This collection of paper shopping bags offers a glimpse of York 's retail history, featuring Bettys and many other York - based  businesses  (BAG).

This collection of paper shopping bags offers a glimpse of York 's retail history, featuring Bettys and many other York - based businesses (BAG).

Coney Street tailoring company Anderson & Sons (AND) kept ledgers of the types of clothes they made for staff of Harewood House. This includes items like a Coachman's "Blue Livery Frock Coat".

Coney Street tailoring company Anderson & Sons (AND) kept ledgers of the types of clothes they made for staff of Harewood House. This includes items like a Coachman's "Blue Livery Frock Coat".

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