Farr Family

James Grey Farr was a chemist and grocer in Yaxley in 1910, running his store from 183 Main Street (in 2014 Sophie T’s Vintage Teashop). James Grey Farr was a descendent of Joseph Farr (1797-1888) of Long Sutton, Lincs. Joseph Farr was a cooper by trade and...

The Yaxley Gazette

THE YAXLEY GAZETTE is the village’s only local magazine. Every month the Yaxley Gazette has a print run of 7500 and is received and read in more than 6300 homes across the village and beyond. Launched in May 2009, the Yaxley Gazette is put together every month...

William Cook (Yaxley Iron Works)

William Cook was founded in 1857 and based in West End, Yaxley. In the 1914 Grace’s Guide their specialities are listed as “Straw, Hay and Corn Elevators, Sacklifter and Tyre Benders. Repairs of every description to Portable, Traction or fixed Engines, Public...

Clarksteel / Clark Drain

Clark-Drain was formerly known as Clarksteel Ltd, which was founded in 1965 by Francis Clark and his wife Dorothy who were looking to buy a manhole cover. At that time they were quoted a 12 to 18 month delivery time! So instead of waiting, they set about making a...

Beebys Brick Company

Brickmakers of Yaxley. Beebys B.C.L. was formed in 1897 by the Beeby family, coalmerchants of Peterborough, who leased the land for its brickworks from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The company went public in 1927 and the London Brick Co. gained a controlling...

B C Wiles and Son Ltd

In 1971 Brian Wiles started up in business with one lorry subcontracting to Contractors (Peterborough) Ltd another local business based in Yaxley. Brian started off by renting a parking space in Beeton’s yard at the bottom of Middletons Road. In 1983 as the business...