Enjoy this gallery charting Ringtons links to Leeds.Enjoy this gallery charting Ringtons links to Leeds.
Enjoy this gallery charting Ringtons links to Leeds.

Ringtons and Leeds: Memories of a tea and coffee empire

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It’s the family business with more than a 100 years experience of delivering tea and coffee direct to your doorstep.

Ringtons has been blending the freshest tea and coffee for more than 100 years and boasts close links to Leeds. It was founded by city-born Samuel Smith with an initial £250 investment from his then business partner William Titterington. He managed to keep the business going through the two World Wars moving from horse drawn vans to motorised vehicles. The business delivers nowadays to more than 220,000,000 households across Britain. These images, plucked from the YEP archive and others published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service, tell the story of its links to Leeds. READ MORE: Made in Leeds - The rise and fall of the Scootacar LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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