We are Ann and Mike we work in the Village of Cottingham in Yorkshire England .
Our Shop in the Village Is Cottingham Allsorts and we have traded in the village since 1997.
We sell Allsorts….lol
And this is our Story.
About Cottingham, East Riding
Cottingham is a pleasant village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is just one of those that claims to be the largest village. According to the 2011 census, there are more than 17,000 people living there. It dates back to the 1000s and has a deep history rooted throughout, which can be seen in the buildings and architecture around the area.
The History of Cottingham
During the reign of Edward the Confessor, Gamel owned Cottingham. During this time, Hugh FitzBaldrick was a manor within the land, which included fisheries, a mill and farm land. Up until 1541, a castle was built on the land but it was destroyed. Rumours include a visit from Henry VIII but the owner at the time believed that the monarch wanted his wife, so destroyed the castle to prevent the visit.
The parish church was built from 1272, with additions made in the 1400s, including the tower. The English Heritage has now made the building a Grade I listed one to help preserve the history within and outside of it.
We work in Cottingham but we live in Hull
Hull at the moment is having its year as the City of Culture
More about Hull
Hull is the shortened version for Kingston Upon Hull. It is in Yorkshire’s East Riding, and is located at the Humber estuary junction of the River Hull, which is where it gets its name. Once a town, it is now a major city in the United Kingdom, and has a deep history that is seen in many of the streets and buildings around.