Clothes Brush from Cheesman & Co Drapers Selby


"I remember this clothes brush belonging to my mother and visiting the shop with her before it closed in the 1950’s."


Established in 1823, as a family business of master tailors Cheesman’s expanded their business to include household furnishings and had three shops in the town before closing in the 1950s. William Norwood Cheesman joined his uncle’s business in 1870. A keen naturalist with a passion for fungi, he was a founding member of The British Mycologist Society. Formed at the Londesborough Arms, Selby it is still in existence.  The copy of Johnson’s Botanical book (see above) belonged to William and was presented to the Abbey in his honour.

Selby's Mushroom Connections

British Mycologist Society