Meet the people still serving York – 23 brilliant pictures celebrate the city that remains open for business

Café M. Photograph: Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
6 Nov 2020 @ 7.39 am
| Business, Photography

York is doing its bit in this second lockdown.

Residents are obeying the new restrictions, as part of the latest city-wide and national push to save lives – with the hope of ushering in better times ahead.

And while most of the city centre reflects this hunkering down – shops closed and shuttered, streets quiet – there is still a significant minority of businesses still opening their doors and serving the people.

The government is permitting a wider range of businesses classed as essential to continue to trade.

And York photographer Duncan Lomax – who runs Ravage Productions – wanted to highlight their efforts.

“It is a gloomy time for most of us, but I wanted to capture some of the positive side of this lockdown,” Duncan said.

“These photographs are a celebration of York’s remarkable independent businesses, their resilience, and the amazing people who run them.

“I hope lots of people will get out and support them through this lockdown – as well as supporting those now trading online only.

“And when everything does reopen, let’s get out and make it a shop local Christmas. We don’t want to lose any of these great York businesses.”

Gallery

Hebden Tea. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
The Vintage Rose café. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Shambles Kitchen. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
The Shambles Sausage and Pie Company. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Henshelwoods Delicatessen. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions

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Barnitts. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Tullivers. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
La Bottega. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
The Vanilla Café. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
The Nut Centre. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Cross of York. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Swain Family Butcher. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Bluebird Bakery. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Sheila’s Fruit and Veg. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Shambles Wraps. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Shambles Wraps. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Nukkad Indian Street Food. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Krep. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Wigginton Raod Nurseries. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Big Issue seller Vasile. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Stam and Maria’s Greek Café. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions
Harvey’s Cheese. Photograph: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions