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Celebrate Yorkshire Day with McCarthy’s

Written by on August 1, 2016

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As the 1st August marks a celebration of all things Yorkshire we’ve decided to take a look back at the history of McCarthy’s and the links we have to ‘God’s Own County’.

When considering the land of the white rose thoughts may turn to the classic Yorkshire Tea, the North York Moors or a tasty Parkin cake. But from humble beginnings we’re proud to say that McCarthy’s is just as much a part of the region’s rich tapestry!

Our story began in 1968 when our founder Mick McCarthy launched the business and began to run the show from a terraced house in Lomond Place, Leeds – McCarthy’s Removals was born! Six months later the company moved to Newton House in Spencer Place. Incidentally this historic building was the last long distance lorry drivers’ hotel in the city of Leeds.

DurinYorkshire Dayg the 1970’s the business grew from strength to strength, moving props and scenery for a variety of theatre companies both in Yorkshire and up and down the country, as well as helping homeowners move throughout the region, and beyond. As well as props, McCarthy’s also transported the now famous dolphins which have entertained for decades at the popular zoo and theme park, Flamingo Land, in North Yorkshire. It was quite a challenge!

During the 1980’s the business really began to make moves both figuratively and literally. The firm moved to its current and familiar Leeds location on Meanwood Road in order to make space for its growing fleet of vans and ever-increasing staff numbers.

Fast forward a decade to the 1990’s when McCarthy’s won the contract to look after Yorkshire Water, a business which provides vital resources across the whole county.McCarthys Removals Yorkshire

In 2005 our Leeds offering continued to grow as we opened the first McCarthy’s Storage World in the city. Five years later we spread further across Yorkshire and opened a new Storage World in the beautiful and historic town of Harrogate. Finally, in 2015 we were pleased to take a plot in Wakefield and offer further storage options in this part of the region.

So it really has been a Yorkshire success story through and through, beginning 48 years ago with a local Yorkshireman Mick who has now passed on the reigns to his son, Mike. We hope to carry on serving the people of our incredible county for many more years to come.

Celebrate this momentous day with us by using the hashtag #YorkshireDay across social media channels and telling us why you love Yorkshire!


McCartheys were there to take much of the stress out of what was a very difficult time for myself and my family.All the staff were patient and understanding of our dilemma and did all they could to help.
The storage facilities were safe and very secure with easy access .
All in all a painless experience.
Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Really friendly and helpful customer service and explained everything clearly. Easy to reserve and new facility in York seems well secured and easy to access, with handy equipment to use (particularly with extended hours - at additional cost). Only minor comment for improvement during these times would be to have sanitise stations near the keypads as these are touch points for everyone using the facility.

5 Stars

Really good service and nice units. Easy access, great location, nothing to fault

5 Stars
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The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
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Storage: 0113 26 26 500
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


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Harrogate HG1 2BS

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01423 625 000

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Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


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01924 663 555
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Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

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    01484 799 599
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    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    YO30 6PQ

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    01904 238 333

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    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00