Builders' Merchants News
Merritt and Fryers celebrate 75 years
Published:  13 December, 2010

SKIPTON: Builders merchant Merritt and Fryers is 75th years old.

To mark the birthday the firm provided customers with free breakfasts and joined forces with Craven College whose students gave decorating, woodworking and stonecarving demonstrations.

Rachel Fryers, the fourth generation of her family to work for the firm, said: "We were very well-supported in our celebrations by some of our long-term suppliers who assisted in a range of activities and events."

The business opened as a joiners in Sackville Street in 1935 in the middle of the great depression. The first shop was a joiners and undertakers, later expanding to building and merchanting. In the 1970s it moved to its current premises at Firth Mill, where it is still run by fourth generation family members.