Iconic family-run store Wetherells in Selby recently celebrated their 125th anniversary – and they marked the occasion with style.
Victorian style to be exact, as the department store transported visitors back to what it would have been like in 1898 with costume, historical products, and more.
The business was founded in 1898 by Charles Edwin Wetherell as a drapers shop. It has been run by the Wetherell family for five generations.
From drapery, it lead into clothing and fashion, and then furniture and homewares.
Today, Wetherells have a wide offering of departments from cosmetics and beauty items to women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, nightwear and underwear, cooking and homeware, electronics, furniture, beds and home furnishings such as lamps and rugs, to curtains and bedding.
There is also a toy department on the top floor which is currently home to Santa in his grotto. The more recent additions to the store are Laveracks – the butchers, bakers and delicatessen – and the beauty rooms, which offer beauty treatments and nails.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary, Wetherells staff dressed up in traditional Victorian dress to give a glimpse into what it would have been like 1898. There were also special displays, such as one from long-standing British brand Lotus shoes who helped set up a display showing some of their original shoes, dating back to 1900.
Take a look at the pictures below to see some of the fantastic costumes and historical products.
Find out more about Wetherells at their website here.