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Three generations share family’s store history at Castle Museum
10:30am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
TRIBUTES have been paid to a proud old York name – without which no weekly food shopping list was once complete – as three generations gathered to get back to the roots of the family business.
York freeman Thomas Ambler (1850-1930) ran a grocers in York for most of his life. The business was chosen by York Castle Museum as one to be recreated on the Victorian street of Kirkgate in 2012.
Among the latest visitors to the recreated shop, were his great-grandson, Peter Ambler, 86, great, great-granddaughter Debbie Ambler and great, great, great-granddaughter Mica.
The family came together to see how their ancestor would have lived on the same day Mica followed in her family’s footsteps by also being given the freedom of the city at a ceremony at the Guildhall.
Debbie Ambler, also a freeman of the city, said: “My dad, Peter Ambler, is the oldest living direct descendant of Thomas. I knew to make this trip to see the shop with me and his granddaughter would make his day.”
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