Coach Street History
Skipton Heritage Actions Zone programme has been in contact with us this week, taking us back in time & sharing the history of the 18-20 Coach street (aka Elsworth Kitchen).
Our building has been so many things over the years, and as previous diners will know, our concrete floors in the upstairs restaurant have always been a source of interest.
The building was a workshop / warehouse in the 1770’s . Sorting the goods that arrived in Skipton from the canal before making their way across the Yorkshire Dales.
In 1820’s, our building housed the first Roman Catholic Services Meeting, in what was then the Myers family shop, selling horsehair, wool, rags & scrap iron!
What we found most interesting was that the mattress company, Silent Night, started its journey on Coach Street. Founder, Tom Clarke, was known for making & repairing mattresses in 1946 under the name “Clarke Mattresses” which was renamed Silent Night a few years later.