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11:32am Monday 20th May 2013
WE have an interesting mixed bag of old photos sent in by readers in Yesterday Once More this week.
11:23am Monday 20th May 2013
We have three more pictures from North Yorkshire historian Robin Cook's wonderful Whitby Through Time, which featured a couple of weeks ago.
9:12am Wednesday 15th May 2013
MEMORIES and tales of a York landmark are being sought in a bid to fill the gaps in its history.
12:31pm Monday 13th May 2013
THE recent 71st anniversary of the devastating German air raid that became known as the York Blitz prompted Press reader David Moat and his wife, Joan, to get in touch.
12:24pm Monday 13th May 2013
Tang Hall local history group is planning an exhibition on shops and shopping in York down the years and would like the help of readers.
11:28am Monday 6th May 2013
THERE is always a sense of pride to be had when, on being asked to declare your place of birth, you are able to write “Whitby, Yorkshire”, writes local historian Robin Cook.
9:22am Thursday 2nd May 2013
It is 40 years this week since the North Yorkshire Moors Railway was reopened by the Duchess of Kent. NATALYA WILSON explains how a meeting in her grandfather’s house in 1967 led to a rescue mission to save the railway after it was axed by Beeching
9:33am Wednesday 1st May 2013
THE Royal Dragoon Guards Association has received £36,000 from the Heritage Lottery fund for an oral history project.
1:04pm Monday 29th April 2013
LAST year was the Queen’s diamond jubilee. This year, however, marks another milestone in her reign – the 60th anniversary of her coronation.
12:57pm Monday 29th April 2013
We have had a big response to our photos in last week’s Yesterday Once More of the 1971 Lord Mayor’s Parade.
9:31am Friday 26th April 2013
THE site of a Second World War plane crash is to be opened to the public as part of a village festival next month.
12:18pm Monday 22nd April 2013
We return to the 1970s in Yesterday Once More this week – for no reason other than that we managed to find some wonderful old photos from the “decade that fashion forgot” in our online archive.
8:57am Tuesday 16th April 2013
HUNTER-gatherers living in glacial conditions produced pots for cooking fish, according to the findings of a pioneering new study led by the University of York.
11:49am Monday 15th April 2013
DURING the London Blitz, Queen Elizabeth – later to be known as the Queen Mother – famously refused to leave the capital. “The children won’t go without me. I won't leave the King. And the King will never leave,” she is reported to have said.
11:42am Monday 8th April 2013
MORE pictures of old York this week courtesy of local historian Hugh Murray.
11:38am Monday 8th April 2013
Jane Burrows of the Tang Hall History Group brought in this fascinating photograph of a York girls’ rounders team dating from almost 100 years ago.
11:11am Monday 1st April 2013
TERRY Bellwood was a big lad; and strong, too. You can tell that from the brilliant photo in Yesterday Once More this week, in which he’s effortlessly holding his two friends Gary Carlisle and Mally Myers suspended above the ground, feet dangling.
10:59am Monday 1st April 2013
Reader Chris Moorey has been in touch from Edinburgh with details of an event that took place almost 60 years ago during his childhood in York.
10:27am Saturday 30th March 2013
THESE vintage images show Easter eggs being decorated at Rowntrees in York in its heyday.
9:28am Friday 29th March 2013
With the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War fast approaching, some of Yorkshire’s finest stately homes have decided 2013 is the year to stage major exhibitions reflecting the impact that war had upon them. STEPHEN LEWIS reports
12:01pm Monday 25th March 2013
Last Monday in Yesterday Once More we promised that this week we'd offer you a glimpse inside the old York Prison.
12:16pm Monday 18th March 2013
AT first glance, our main photograph today looks as though it was taken in a major industrial city at the height of a building boom.
12:03pm Monday 18th March 2013
Press reader Len Stamper, from Rufforth, has been in touch about the photos we carried a few weeks ago of the York to Sunderland train which overran the buffer stops on Platform 12 at York Station in August 1958, injuring 11 people.
3:02pm Tuesday 12th March 2013
A FEW weeks ago, we carried in Yesterday Once More a piece appealing for memories of Coney Street. The feature mentioned Leak & Thorp, the well-known York department store.
10:38am Friday 8th March 2013
Joseph Rowntree may be known throughout the world but, as MATT CLARK discovers, one of York’s unsung heroes did as much to improve the lot of millions
11:26am Friday 24th May 2013
100 years ago: Scarborough stationers had appointed five of their members to act as censors of postcards offered for sale in the town.
11:30am Thursday 23rd May 2013
100 years ago: The militant Suffragists had attempted to hold an open-air meeting at Doncaster.
9:03am Wednesday 22nd May 2013
100 years ago: The following Saturday would be Empire Day, and all over the country loyal subjects of the King would be celebrating the occasion by patriotic displays – and especially the children.
8:11am Monday 20th May 2013
100 years ago: The sight of seven men struggling with the tenor bell, which weighed over two tons, on the steps at the West entrance to York Minster shortly before 10 o'clock in the morning had excited much curiosity on the part of passers-by.
7:49am Saturday 18th May 2013
100 years ago: A teacher had written on the blackboard the sentence, “The toast was drank in silence,” and turning to the class asked them to point out the error.
10:42am Friday 17th May 2013
100 years ago: King George knew the full, tragic story of the British Antarctic expedition. He had heard from the lips of Commander Evans, who was received in audience at Buckingham Palace, the unpublished details of the great sacrifice of life to duty by Captain Scott, Captain Oates and their gallant comrades.