Our purpose is simple: to tell the story of the Rowntree family:
their business, their passion for reform, and their legacy.
1860: ‘Old Yearsley Bathing Place’ is constructed in the River Foss. The bed of the river is cemented for 100 yards. https://t.co/TCaFzkt5uf
1859: John Stephenson Rowntree uses statistics to persuade the Society of Friends to relax the prohibition against Quakers ‘marrying out’.
1858: John Stephenson Rowntree marries Elizabeth Hotham. They became the parents of Arnold Rowntree.