Beneath the surface of York's colourful past we delve into the detail of Vikings, Romans and Victorians...

Do you remember this dramatic accident in York?

York Press:

9:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

It happened 30 years ago today, when a lorry carrying an excavator hit the footbridge outside St Peter’s School and brought it crashing down.

Wonderful days on the barges

York Press: Yester Rowntree FamilyThe River Ouse packed with transport barges during its industrial heydayFrom 'The Rowntree Family of York' by Paul Chrystal (8606965)

3:31pm Monday 18th August 2014

A PHOTOGRAPH we carried a few weeks ago showing illipe nuts being unloaded from barges at Queen's Staith prompted Beryl Pallister to get in touch with memories of her father Charles Rayner's days as a bargeman on the Ouse.

7 buildings York has lost - Which do you remember?....

York Press:

The recent galleries of pictures of York in the 1950s and 60s proved popular. So here's another set of pictures, but with a difference. Here are 7 black and white photos of buildings York has lost over the years.

55 more pictures of York in the 1960s

York Press:

2:50pm Monday 11th August 2014

Join us on another fascinating trip down memory lane....

Skeldergate Bridge as you've never seen it before

York Press:

3:51pm Monday 11th August 2014

While we're on the subject of rivers, here is Skeldergate Bridge as you perhaps have never seen it.

When disaster struck Lendal Bridge

York Press:

3:49pm Monday 11th August 2014

LENDAL Bridge has been in the news a bit recently: something to do with a trial closure, and motorists being incorrectly fined for driving over the bridge when the city council said they shouldn't. You may have noticed the odd comment in The Press' letters pages.

34 pictures of York in the 1960s

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Enjoy a trip down memory lane, to the early-mid 1960s in York....

1950s York - another 22 striking pictures

York Press:

4:30pm Monday 4th August 2014

Take a trip down memory lane in York....

War in pictures: victory at a terrible price

York Press: York in the First World WarSoldiers of the 5th battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment Cliffords Tower Old Prison (8734271)

3:09pm Monday 4th August 2014

ONE hundred years ago today, Great Britain declared war on Germany.

York Cemetery marks anniversary of outbreak of First World War

York Press: Geneologist Janet Lea walks past a First World War headstone at York Cemetery. Picture: Matt Clark (8851612)

3:05pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

York Cemetery will be marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War on Monday in its own special way. CAROLINE KENNEDY reports

1950s York - 22 striking pictures

York Press:

7:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Do you remember the 1950s, or do you wish you did? Here are 22 pictures from those bygone days.

Trawling through the archives

York Press: Wintry clouds and the cold, grey River Ouse lend an austere beauty to this photograph by Fred Spencer of a loaded barge nearing Naburn Locks on November 28, 1970 (8473608)

2:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

NO, this is not a steamboat on the Mississippi: it really is a barge on the good old River Ouse. The brooding photograph was taken by former Press chief photographer Fred Spencer in November 1970.

Readers share their memories of old photographs

York Press: October 20, 1973. Like a scene in a busy seaport... barges cluster alongside Queen's Staith, York, to unload their sacks of Illipe nuts shipped from Borneo and Sarawak. (8445357)

2:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

Reader Charles Todd got in touch about the picture we carried last week showing barges unloading sacks of illipe nuts at Queen’s Staith in 1973.

8 pictures of York from times gone by

York Press: Parliament Street 1962

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3:44pm Monday 21st July 2014

READERS of a certain age may still remember the days when York's riverside wharves were busy with river cargo.

Readers' memories stirred by photographs

York Press: 1893? Goodramgate

3:35pm Monday 14th July 2014

Several other readers have been in touch about photographs in earlier Yesterday Once More columns.

Park Grove Secondary School class of 1949

York Press: Park Grove Secondary Modern, the 'class of '49'Back row: Alan Rice, Geoff Hanson, Ian hunter, John Allen, Raymond Crow, Pete Adamson, Ian Addy, Brian WaltonMiddle row: Roy Fox, Sid Scarborough, Pamela Gibson, Shirley West, Eileen Ellwood, Bren

3:29pm Monday 14th July 2014

READER Arthur Kelly brought in this wonderful photograph showing the school-leavers of Park Grove Secondary School in 1949.

Contrasting pictures of York

York Press: Micklegate 1905


3:27pm Monday 14th July 2014

IN Georgian times, Micklegate was truly one of York's great streets: a wealthy, fashionable district, where many rich and important citizens lived.

Forging a route through the valley to the sea

York Press:

1:35pm Monday 7th July 2014

THE word 'express' these days is generally taken to indicate some degree of haste or urgency. There seems to be little of either, however, in our first photograph in Yesterday Once More this week.

Waxing lyrical about old times in York

York Press: 13 March 1984 Friargate Wax Museum. Royalty under the dryer: the Queen, Princess Anne and Princess Diana being styled by Janet Bowen.YEP PIC (7479496)

1:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

A number of readers have been in touch about photographs carried in Yesterday Once More recently.

A look back at York's original electric-powered public transport

York Press: Trolleybus No 30 in East Parade, Heworth, in the early 1930s

12:13pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Emission-free electric buses may be the next generation of public transport, but, as PETER DEW reports, we've been here before.

Old photographs highlight changing landscape of York

York Press: Buildings being demolished in Spurriergate in this image from March 9, 1959, to make way for a new block of shops

3:56pm Monday 9th June 2014

THERE’S a real wartime feel to our first photograph in Yesterday Once More this week: which is odd, because the picture was taken 12 years after the Second World War ended.

Memories of a landlord's son

York Press: Mick Waites dad Fred Waite and Edie Warriner at The John Bull pub.NH (6294383)

2:29pm Monday 2nd June 2014

IN our weekly pub column recently (A lost friend called John Bull, Saturday May 24) we looked back at the John Bull pub, which closed 20 years ago.

Childhood memories of the Napoleon figure in York

York Press: The statue of Napoleon which was a well known figure in York for over 177 years and is now on display in the Merchant Adventurers Hall where it has been since 1997. Pictured with Napoleon is Hall Manager Lauren Marshall. Picture David Harrison. (6579149)

2:28pm Monday 2nd June 2014

THE photograph of a little boy looking up at a model of Napoleon in the doorway of The Kiosk in Lendal in 1966 which we ran in Yesterday Once More a couple of weeks ago (Snapshots of city life, May 19) has prompted a number of readers to get in touch.

8 photographs from The Press archives

York Press: 1908 Ebor Meeting. (6340836)

12:50pm Monday 26th May 2014

MORE photographs of old York from The Press archives today - beginning with a stunning picture taken at York racecourse.

8 wonderful old photographs of York

York Press: September 10 1957, the scene at the junction of Parliament Street and Pavement as workmen carry out repairs to the roundabout

2:47pm Monday 12th May 2014

WE have been having a rummage through our archives here at The Press: and it has turned up some wonderful old photographs of York which, as far as we know, haven't seen the light of day for quite a while. So we thought we'd share some of them with you in Yesterday Once More.

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Way we were

August 22

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11:36am Friday 22nd August 2014

100 years ago: A war contribution of eight million sterling had been imposed by Germany upon the city of Brussels.

August 21

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9:41am Thursday 21st August 2014

100 years ago: GREAT disappointment had been caused throughout the whole of the pigeon racing circles of the country by the action of the railway companies in refusing to carry fanciers’ birds to the race marking station at Birmingham, in view of the national event which was to be flown from Swindon.

August 20

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10:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

100 years ago: HIS Holiness Pope Pius X had died at the Vatican, Rome, in the early hours of the morning.

August 19

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9:16am Tuesday 19th August 2014

100 years ago: A fortnight having elapsed since the promulgation of the new order requiring Germans in this country to register themselves with the police, the authorities had now declared to enforce the order to the full.

August 18

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8:05am Monday 18th August 2014

100 years ago: Reporting on the engagement which had taken place at Dinant, Belgium, a Times correspondent, who had been present during most of the fighting, remarked that the fire during the afternoon had often been very heavy.

August 16

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8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

100 years ago: An official communiqué issued in Brussels said: “The story is going the round of the soldiers in the carbineers who have already made quite a lot of German prisoners, I do not like my rifle with me now, I go out with a slice of bread and butter, and they follow me.”

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