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Top of the Town Cottages, numbers 218 to 228 Town Street

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Top of the Town Cottages, numbers 218 to 228 Town Street
2005. Image shows an old row of rustic brick built terraced cottages known locally as 'Top of the Town'. They are located opposite New Lane, and number from left to right, 228 to 218 Town Street. The largest cottage at the far end was, in the 17th Century a secret location for the celebration of Catholic mass. A Ringtons tea delivery van is parked outside. The Leeds firm of Ringtons was established by Samuel Smith in 1907 with a capital of £250. 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 over 300,000 households across Britain. The name Ringtons was taken from part of the name of Sam Smith's business partner William Titterington and the 'S' at the end represents the Smith family.

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