ENTER TEE BYLO…
A professional genealogist, tombstone addict and death historian with an interest in Victorian true crime has an idea…
And So It Begins!
Death in a Chocolate Box is REVEALED as The Polite Tourist!
Death in a Chocolate Box with The Polite Tourist becomes a proud member of the Visit York family. Our page is launched!
A Star is Born?
Images of the Lady Brigante – our intrepid storyteller and bête noire of the long forgotten dead are captured for posterity by Steve Evans Photography here in the City of York.
The OFFICIAL guide to Death in a Chocolate Box with The Polite Tourist and published by Fulprint of York is FINALLY revealed.
The trademark of the Death in a Chocolate Box Logo is registered on behalf of The Polite Tourist with the Patent Office of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The trademark for Death in a Chocolate Box with The Polite Tourist is registered with the Patent Office of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
A Studio Beckons?
Surrounded by old books and old parchments – images of the Lady B are captured with the use of candlelight by Steve Evans Photography for a mysterious undertaking!
Designed by the Lady Brigante and in celebration of ‘Yorkshire Day – The Polite Tourist reveals an exclusive hand-made miniature from the City of York called ‘Yorky Grit’.
Our ‘Yorky Grit’ is launched on Etsy.
The trademark for ‘Yorky Grit’ is registered with the Patent Office of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Inspired by the Death in a Chocolate Box logo – a beautifully crafted Angel Pin flutters onto the shelves of The Polite Tourist emporium.
As All Hallows Eve beckoned – The Polite Tourist with the Lady Brigante presented a self-guided adventure hunt through the snickelways and secret passages of the Ancient City of York.
As The Day of the Dead approached and as mysteriously as they first appeared – THIRTEEN miniature tombs now vanished from human sight!
Hello Creepy Cat!
As the Lady B walked with yet more of the unsupecting through the darkness of Walmgate one Wednesday evening – she makes the acquaintance of author and fellow tombstone tourist Katherine Kerestman who was visiting England to research her second macabre travel book.
Death in a Chocolate Box with The Polite Tourist becomes a proud member of the Indie York family. Our page is launched!
Our unique ‘Yorky Grit’ goes global and one little glass jar of grit finds a forever home in Auckland New Zealand.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Primary School AND one lucky recipent enjoys a walking tour for two!
What lies beneath? Our intrepid storyteller Lady B shares the tales of the long-forgotten with some fabulous Visit York Members as they enjoy a ramble by the riverside one gloriously sunny evening.
Our company founder Tee Bylo presents her popular walk in a favourite graveyard with a wander among the tombstones on behalf of the Friends of York Cemetery Trust.
York Sport and their championing of the York Food Bank AND one lucky recipent enjoys a walking tour for two!
The Polite Tourist is delighted to champion the wonderful community of carers in the City of York with our inclusion in the Carers Discount Scheme.
‘Wantons & Wits’
As All Hallows Eve beckons – our erstwhile sleuth and storyteller chats death and despair for one night only inside the medieval splendour of Bedern Hall here in York.
With the promise of Winterval – the Lady B gave those Chosts of Christmas Past another nudge as she braved the freezing streets throughout November and December to walk with our many curious and kindly visitors. From China, Australia, Dubai, Glasgow, Paris, New York AND York – they all walked with us awhile.
NEW ‘YORKY GRIT’.
A New Year. A New Look for ‘Yorky Grit’.
Despite the cold weather – Tee our company founder and professional tombstone tourist was out in the field at York Cemetery on their Annual York Residents’ Festival Day searching for the long lost for the good folk of the parish.
In celebration of the 27th Residents’ Festival – We offered York residents the opportunity to walk awhile AND for free with the Lady Brigante, our erstwhile sleuth and storyteller.
The Dead Beckon!
On a glorious Sunday morrow and as the voices of the long forgotten from a quaint Victorian coastal town begin to stir – images of the Lady Brigante are once again captured for posterity by Steve Evans Photography in Scarboro’ North Yorkshire.
NEW LOGO Reveal!
With exciting plans for our true crime walks through Victorian history now afoot in Scarboro’ and beyond – Death in a Chocolate Box moves into the care of our new company The Polite Tourist family.
We remain proud of Death in a Chocolate Box and we are confident that its unique and spirited passion will continue to blossom within The Polite Tourist family.
New Beginnings! A New Slogan!
A NEW Box Office!
The Polite Tourist joins forces with Ticket Tailor and our Box Office FINALLY opens.
A Walk Reveal!
Our walking tour for a SUNDAY EVENING from May 2023 is published.
A Walk Reveal!
Our WEDNESDAY EVENING walk is published.
A Walk ReveaL!
Our THURSDAY EVENING walk is published.
A Walk Reveal!
Our FRIDAY EVENING walk is published.
A WalK Reveal!
Our walking tour for a FRIDAY EVENING from SUMMER 2023 is published.
A Walk Reveal!
Our 2023 Summer walk for a WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY EVENING in June, July and August is published.
A WalK Reveal!
Our 2023 festive walk for a SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY EVENING throughout November and December is published.
The Polite Tourist joins forces with Trustpilot – the friendly review platform. Why not share your walk experience with others too?
On a busy April afternoon – the Lady B peeled back the shadows of Victorian crime for a fabulous ensemble of over 40 eager ears and eyes from the Crime Writer’s Assocation as they walked through the streets of York.
To satisfy curious minds mindful to eavesdrop on the creative musings from an artist’s atelier or the discovery of the mysteries within the Brigante Vault and the unquiet graveyards with their secrets of the long forgotten – our celebrated storyteller has FINALLY offered up her twilight world on Patreon.