2016 was a very exciting year for The Yorkshire Soap Company. We opened a brand new shop in Beverley on 10th June; shortly followed by a Knaresborough shop on 5th August - both of equal beauty and popularity, and both of similar market town surroundings with a real community spirit. Fast forward one year (to now) and we’re about to celebrate Knaresborough’s first birthday!
Time flies when you’re having fun. So, in addition to working with our fabulous YSC team, here are the highlights of our first year in this beautiful town:
We’ll always remember this day. The sun was shining following a heavy downpour throughout the night and, upon our arrival, there was a queue of excited new customers waiting outside - over an hour before we were due to open! Just look at them:
The moment we opened the doors, we had floods of people rushing in to secure their favourite soapy treats (see image below), and lots of super-friendly neighbours popping by to introduce themselves and welcome us to the town - it was so so lovely!
Less than a couple of hours later, the town crier arrived for an official announcement of our opening. We love this tradition, and you can watch the short Facebook video below!
DISCOVERING THE AREA
We always knew that Knaresborough was a beautiful place. We had visited for many years before we considered opening a shop in the area - but now we’re spending more time here we’ve discovered some exceptional views, outstanding cafes and shops, and truly wonderful people who make us feel very welcome. Just look at this beautiful view:
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE 2017
On 29th April 2017 the town of Knaresborough was lucky enough to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race (albeit for approximately 30 seconds in total… they’re so fast!). But thankfully this special day wasn’t limited to watching the cyclists pass. It was an opportunity to gather people together, set up special cycling-based displays, and place a big screen on the square so the locals could sit comfy and watch the entire stage of the 3-day race!
If you take a look at the image below, you can see the screen, and our bright pink shop front in the background. This was an amazing day.
So to everyone in Knaresborough, or those who’ve visited in the last year… thank you so much for your support. We appreciate you all, and we’ve had the most fantastic 12 months. Here’s to the next 12 months and beyond!
All the best,
Warren & Marcus x
(owners & creators)