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

The history of York's Duncombe Place

York Press: P 3/01/05: Yesterday once more: Duncombe Place and York Minster in 1952 (9759056)

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.

8 old pictures of Acomb - the village with a concrete tree

York Press: Gale Lane, Acomb (approx 1934) (10152054)

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.

1980s York - 26 old pictures (1980-1981)

York Press:

6:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Join us for another trip down memory lane in York...

1950s York - 22 striking pictures

York Press:

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

10 historic pictures show life at Poor Clare Colettines convent

York Press: 31 May 1982 Taking their first look at the outside world for many years were these nuns of the closed order of Poor Clares, given special permission to travel from St Joseph's Convent Lawrence Street to the the Pope on the Knavesmire.

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3:34pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE Press revealed recently how an historic York convent is to be converted into student accommodation.

37 pictures of York in the mid-1970s

York Press:

4:40pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Enjoy our latest nostalgic photo gallery of York, this time from the mid-70s.

Causing chaos with York cattle market's cupola

York Press: York Cattle Market, 16/11/1976 - the cupolas are lifted away for storage in Beckfield Lane

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.

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?....

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

York Press:

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

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
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3:35pm Monday 14th July 2014

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

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Way we were

September 20

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9:15am Saturday 20th September 2014

100 years ago: The Postal and Telegraph Record, the weekly organ of the Postal Telegraph Service, in its current issue made grave charges of mismanagement at the Central Telegraph Office due, it was alleged, to the “chaotic staffing arrangements and the penny wise and pound foolish policy maintained with extraordinary tenacity.”

September 19

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

9:51am Friday 19th September 2014

100 years ago

September 18

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

10:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

100 years ago: Lord Kitchener had made some important announcements in the House of Lords. “In response to the call for troops for the new army,” he said, “we have had a most remarkable demonstration of patriotism from the young men of this country.

September 17

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

9:29am Wednesday 17th September 2014

100 years ago: OUR British allies had, as everyone knew, two main preoccupations – to be able to shave and to have tea. No danger deterred them from their allegiance to the razor and the teapot.

September 16

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

9:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

100 years ago: After having two horses shot under him, Private Carter was wounded by a shrapnel shell which had struck his stirrup and a portion of it entered his foot. He was taken to a school which was being used as a hospital, and which already contained 20 wounded soldiers and an artillery officer.

September 15

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

9:16am Monday 15th September 2014

100 years ago: The president of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club wrote: “The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been asked to do all in its power to help the formation of a cricketers' corps, which has now received the sanction of Lord Kitchener, provided that at least 1000 men are raised.

More way we were articles>>

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