Kemp Fits The Bill

The building at the end of the street, behind the two gentlemen in our archive image, is Kemp’s Corner, site of John Kemp’s printers, where he published the Beverley Express and numerous handbill advertisements in the mid-19th Century, several of which survive in East Riding Archives.

At this time, there was an explosion in demand for books, pamphlets and newspapers across the social classes, and advertising proliferated.