Author Archives: Mrs Beightons

Haworth Steampunk Weekend

Noun; “A genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically featured steam powered machinery rather than advanced technology. A style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction”.     Haworth’s annual steampunk weekend will be upon us again on 24th-26th November. There are [...]

Yorkshire Mixture

Yorkshire mixture
The history of Yorkshire mixture. It is thought that Yorkshire mixture dates back to the early 1800’s. Street vendors in Yorkshire would buy whatever ends of productions were available from the previous day at the local sweet factory. The street vendors would then sell them to factory workers, they were cheap to buy and offered [...]

Liquorice Root

Liquorice roots
Liquorice roots mystical healing powers. Liquorice root was used as a cure-all in many ancient civilisations, from Egypt to China, it was believed to hold mystic healing powers. The liquorice plant grows naturally in the Mediterranean, but it is also cultivated in places such as Russia, the Middle east and of course here in the [...]

Gluten Free Liquorice for Coeliac sufferers

Gluten free liquorice for those who suffer from Coeliac disease. Our customers are often surprised to see we offer different varieties of gluten free liquorice. Many people believe that liquorice is just a distant, nostalgic memory of times before their gluten intolerance. I search far and wide to ensure we are able to offer a […]

Hello, Welcome to Yorkshire’s Willy Wonka sweet shop

Willy Wonka at Mrs Beightons
Welcome to the Beighton’s blog. Here is a place where you can relive fond childhood memories and transport yourself back to the days of spending your pocket money on penny sweets. You can also be safe in the knowledge that you can indulge in the odd sweet or two (who are we kidding), without hearing [...]