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

53 pictures of York in the early 1970s

York Press:

1:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

Are you ready for another stroll along memory lane in York?

Flashback: Pictures and memories from the 1984 York Rock Festival on Knavesmire

York Press:

9:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

Take a stroll down memory lane, to Knavesmire in 1984

8 fascinating scenes from York's recent past

York Press:

1:39pm Monday 25th August 2014

A FEW scenes of old York courtesy of a dip into our archives this week: starting off with two areas of the city that were once notorious as slums.

One man’s private battle at Mons

York Press: From Chris Poole for Stephen LewisChris Poole's father, Walter, in his butcher's apron (9466142)

1:34pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

It was years before Chris Poole discovered what happened to his father during the Battle of Mons 100 years ago today, reports STEPHEN LEWIS.

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?....

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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.

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Way we were

September 1

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9:44am Monday 1st September 2014

100 years ago: Private A McGillivray, a Highlander, in a letter to his mother wrote: “Of my company only ten were unhit. I saw a handful of Irishmen throw themselves in front of a regiment of cavalry who were trying to cut off a battery of horse artillery. It was one of the finest deeds I ever saw.

August 30

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10:51am Saturday 30th August 2014

100 years ago: WF Wailes-Fairbairn, Askham Grange, Askham Richard, wrote: “There are heaps of young fellows hanging about doing nothing but amuse themselves, who are to outward appearance fit to fight; I wish the women and girls would make a point of ostracising all such, and for very shame they would have to do their duty.

August 29

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9:59am Friday 29th August 2014

100 years ago: AMONG the injured of the British Expeditionary Force who had arrived at Charing Cross, London, by the Continental boat train, was a soldier in the King’s Own Lancashire Regiment.

August 28

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9:23am Thursday 28th August 2014

100 years ago: WITH regard to Army Reservists, Territorials, and Volunteers in the railway service who had joined the Colours, it was announced that the railway companies had arranged to supplement the Army pay and allowance in such a manner that the families would be maintained in circumstances which should avoid hardship during the absence of the breadwinner of the family.

August 27

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9:57am Wednesday 27th August 2014

100 years ago

August 26

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11:03am Tuesday 26th August 2014

100 years ago: The German Zeppelin which had raided Antwerp had evidently taken advantage of it being very dark that night and, therefore, suitable for making a sudden raid.

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