Beneath the surface of York's colourful past we delve into the detail of Vikings, Romans and Victorians...
3:06pm Monday 20th October 2014
MORE memories and old photos for you today from Van Wilson's new oral history book Butchers, Bakers and Candlestick Makers - this time focussing on Colliergate and King's Square.
3:23pm Monday 13th October 2014
YORK'S Shambles is known all over the world. It has been described as the finest street in Europe, and in the 2010 Google Street View Awards was named 'Britain's Most Picturesque Street'.
1:08pm Thursday 18th September 2014
BACK in the 1850s the then Dean of York, Augustus William Duncombe, had an idea. He wanted to build a wide new road leading up to the West Front of York Minster so as to create a clear open space in front of the great cathedral.
2:54pm Monday 15th September 2014
WE take a trip back in time to Acomb in the first half of the twentieth century in Yesterday Once More this week, courtesy of a visit to our archives.
6:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014
Join us for another trip down memory lane in York...
Do you remember the 1950s, or do you wish you did? Here are 22 pictures from those bygone days.
3:34pm Monday 8th September 2014
THE Press revealed recently how an historic York convent is to be converted into student accommodation.
4:40pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Enjoy our latest nostalgic photo gallery of York, this time from the mid-70s.
3:31pm Monday 1st September 2014
READER Leslie Barber got in touch about a feature in last week's Press asking if anyone knew what had happened to the twin cupolas which once stood at York's cattle market in Paragon Street.
1:40pm Friday 29th August 2014
Are you ready for another stroll along memory lane in York?
9:10am Thursday 28th August 2014
Take a stroll down memory lane, to Knavesmire in 1984
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2:50pm Monday 11th August 2014
Join us on another fascinating trip down memory lane....
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.
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.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane, to the early-mid 1960s in York....
4:30pm Monday 4th August 2014
Take a trip down memory lane in York....
3:09pm Monday 4th August 2014
ONE hundred years ago today, Great Britain declared war on Germany.
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
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.
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.
8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014
100 years ago: There had been an enormous wastage of horses in the war. It was estimated that on average each German cavalryman had already “used up” two mounts, and was now riding his third.
10:06am Friday 24th October 2014
100 years ago: FOR many weeks the Military Hospital at York had been ready for the reception of wounded British soldiers, and the first batch, 77 in all, had just arrived on a special Red Cross train in which the men had travelled from Southampton.
9:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014
100 years ago: Private Jackson, of the East Yorkshire Regiment, had spoken of the admiration which the uniform of the British troops excited in the French soldier.
10:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014
100 years ago: The fate of Lille, the Manchester of France, had been graphically described by a newspaper correspondent who had been in the town on the night of October 13.
9:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014
100 years ago: THE Manchester authorities had watched ceaselessly the suspect aliens in the city, and large quantities of wireless apparatus had been seized by the police from time to time.
9:01am Monday 20th October 2014
100 years ago: A correspondent who had visited the Indian Expeditionary Force in France said that the Indian troops marched with martial, but solemn and almost sacerdotal steps, while the immense number of cows, sheep, and goats which followed them gave the appearance of a pastoral tribe emigrating to the Promised Land.