The Craftsmen & Women of Coney Street York

We have found a wide variety of skills in the buildings, some with shop fronts, others working in outbuildings. A number of them, such as tin and coppersmithing are on the Red list of endangered crafts. Others such as cork work have already disappeared.

York had it’s own assay mark, and the work of some of it’s silversmiths are housed in museums. Others pioneered photographic processes or invented spinning wheels.

Many of them became Mayors and Aldermen, becoming stalwarts of society and shaping modern York