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Barnitts opened its door (there was only one at that time!) and welcomed the first customers into the shop in the year of 1896 during the reign of Queen Victoria.
The shop was the idea of Mr George Barnitt who opened it as a 'General and Furnishing Ironmonger and Agricultural Implement Agent'. As George already came from a family of farming stock he was comfortable selling agricultural ironmongery and felt he could give customers sound practical advice.
What to blog about at Barnitts in York?
Maybe this time we will have a change and go right back to the year 1896, during Queen Victoria's reign when we opened and give you a brief overview of our store.
For the people of York and surrounding areas Barnitts is simply a Home & Garden store that has always been there and has long been named as a firm favourite.