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2:46pm Monday 10th March 2014
WE have some wonderful old photographs and postcards on a Rowntree theme in Yesterday Once More this week. All were brought in by reader Anne Blincoe, who worked for the company for seven years in the 1950s.
7:55am Thursday 6th March 2014
A SERIES of walks retracing Richard III’s steps around York is being organised this spring.
4:28pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
HAVE you ever noticed the 'ghost signs' scattered around York? These signs tell of long-lost advertisers or businesses that once occupied the city - but rarely draw more than a passing glance.
2:10pm Monday 3rd March 2014
THERE is a treat for readers of Yesterday Once More today – a series of postcards of old York as you almost certainly won't have seen it before (or which, at best, you'll remember only from early childhood) courtesy of reader Ben Booth.
2:04pm Monday 3rd March 2014
Reader Pauline Marshall has supplied us with some photographs showing children of Tang Hall County Primary School in the late 1950s and 1960s.
8:25am Thursday 27th February 2014
ONE hundred years ago, as war broke out over Europe, the Lord Mayor of York wrote to a family in the city, thanking them for their patriotic service to the country.
2:49pm Monday 24th February 2014
ST Andrewgate, which links King’s Square with Aldwark, has been a part of York’s network of ancient streets for a very long time.
2:22pm Monday 17th February 2014
We reviewed local historian Paul Chrystal’s new book, York A-Z, a week or so ago.
2:24pm Monday 17th February 2014
IT IS with sadness that Yesterday Once More reports the death of Maurice Crowther, a survivor of the Fall of Singapore and a former prisoner of war of the Japanese.
2:15pm Monday 10th February 2014
This week Yesterday Once More looks at a remarkable diary which records the experiences of a York soldier during the Second World War.
1:23pm Monday 3rd February 2014
ASKHAM Bryan Patriots ran the headline in the Yorkshire Herald of January 3, 1916. Below it, spread out across a broadsheet page, were photographs of 30 young men from the village who were all serving their King and Country in the Great War.
1:10pm Monday 3rd February 2014
Haxby and Wigginton History Group is researching the names of men from both villages who served in the First World War.
12:37pm Monday 27th January 2014
ON February 13, 1915, Second Lieutenant Christie Elmhirst of the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment sat down to write to his sister and six brothers.
12:28pm Monday 20th January 2014
CHARLES Seymour was just 17 when he volunteered to join the Sherwood Foresters (the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) and go off to war.
12:15pm Monday 20th January 2014
A COUPLE of weeks ago, we carried a piece about reader Chris Poole, and his extraordinary collection of First World War sheet music.
1:28pm Monday 13th January 2014
When Maureen Exall was growing up, she used to ask her dad Jim how he won his Military Cross.
7:47am Thursday 9th January 2014
A NEW exhibition has been launched to reflect on the work of North and East Yorkshire’s milkmen in years gone by.
2:09pm Wednesday 8th January 2014
A LOCAL history group is looking to the future after raising £14,000 to build and equip an archive room to preserve its collection.
1:11pm Monday 6th January 2014
THIS year, as readers of Yesterday Once More can hardly have failed to notice, marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
11:24am Monday 6th January 2014
The Zeppelin raid of May 2, 1916, was probably the first time that war had come quite so close to home.
11:17am Monday 6th January 2014
A collection of old sheet music brings the days of the First World War – which broke out 100 years ago this year – back to haunting life. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
8:13am Friday 3rd January 2014
A PREVIOUSLY unknown cache of evocative photos unearthed on the other side of the world has brought the history of a York sports club to life.
7:59am Friday 3rd January 2014
A CEREMONY has been held to lodge a time capsule within a historic York house marking the end of its 250th anniversary celebrations.
11:36am Monday 30th December 2013
THE statue of William Etty looks on serenely as workmen in flat caps (and one in what looks like a trilby) demolish a static water tank beneath his statue in Exhibition Square, in our wonderful picture today which dates from 1946.
11:20am Saturday 28th December 2013
YOU might think you’ve just had a busy Christmas. Pity this poor British Rail luggage handler, pictured in 1936 struggling under a veritable mountain of parcels and other luggage.
12:52pm Monday 10th March 2014
100 years ago: At a meeting of the York City Council the town clerk read the following petition from scholars of the Castlegate Council School: “We should very much like to keep Mrs Potter as our headmistress, as we have become so attached to her, and love her very much. We should feel it very much if she had to leave us.”
12:23pm Saturday 8th March 2014
100 years ago: Archdeacon Hallett, of Zanzibar, had said in a sermon at York Minster that the amount contributed yearly by home members of the Church of England towards foreign missions was equivalent to only the amount spent in golf balls.
10:08am Friday 7th March 2014
100 years ago: “In view of the evidence of widespread immorality in our midst, this conference is of the opinion that more definite moral education should be given to young people by parents, and also at suitable times by teachers.”
10:28am Thursday 6th March 2014
100 years ago: The Minster bells, nine in all, had now arrived in York and had been removed to the Minster.
10:21am Wednesday 5th March 2014
100 years ago: A remarkable operation had been performed in Paris, when two baby girls, named Suzanne and Madeleine, who had been born joined together by a fibro-cartilaginous tissue, were separated into two perfectly formed children.
11:36am Tuesday 4th March 2014
100 years ago: The archway of Monk Bar, York, was currently closed for the first time in the memory of the existing generation.