The village has had quite a few different industries throughout the centuries.
Brick and tile manufacturing was popular in early medieval times
Sack making was a cottage industry
Farming was the most common with as many as 40 farms in the village at one time
The farmers grew teasels which were used in the West Riding in the cloth making process
Ship building and pottery making were also common in the past
Across the village are clay extraction pits used in the Brick and Tile industry