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Beneath the surface of York's colourful past we delve into the detail of Vikings, Romans and Victorians...
2:46pm Monday 14th April 2014
THE first man to launch himself off Sutton Bank in a glider seems to have been one Erik Addyman. He'd have been little more than 20 years old when, in 1911 - just a few years after the Wright brothers' landmark flight - he decided to build his own flying machine.
3:31pm Monday 7th April 2014
DAVID Moncaster was very young when his grandfather Frank died. Yet he'll never forget a story his father Percy told him about his granddad.
2:10pm Monday 31st March 2014
PERCY Lockwood-Bradley was the landlord of two well-known York pubs in the years after the First World War; first the Groves Club on Penley Rose Street, and later the Bowling Green Inn, formerly on Lowther Street.
2:08pm Monday 31st March 2014
HERE are some pictures of Tang Hall as we bet you have never seen it before.
1:00pm Friday 28th March 2014
Which of these ten lost sweets do you remember and miss?
3:01pm Monday 24th March 2014
WHEN his father James Gibson Stanhope died in 1985, local historian Peter Stanhope inherited a faded sepia photograph. It was a formal wedding portrait: but Peter had no real idea who the people pictured were, apart from a vague feeling they were related to his father’s family, the Gibsons.
2:59pm Monday 17th March 2014
WANDA Szajna-Hopgood has a wonderful photograph of her father Zbigniew about to launch into a leap to save a determined header from an attacking forward.
2:49pm Monday 17th March 2014
WE have a couple of miscellaneous photographs with which to finish off Yesterday Once More this week.
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.
12:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014
100 years ago: REVEREND S Rhys Williams, vicar of Holy Trinity, Shrewsbury, had indulged in a broad-minded utterance at the Exeter vestry meeting. He expressed satisfaction at the success which had attended the parochial football club, and said football was a good antidote to the public house.
12:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014
100 years ago: SEVERAL of the vicars of London churches were protesting against the growing custom of bridesmaids at smart weddings not wearing hats or at least proper head coverings at weddings.
9:30am Monday 14th April 2014
100 years ago: The indiscriminate use that was currently made of police whistles was condemned by the chief Constable of Sheffield.
10:29am Saturday 12th April 2014
100 years ago: The number of people spending Easter on wheels was visibly considerably greater than ever before.
12:10pm Friday 11th April 2014
100 years ago: “JE Bruce” wrote: “Without wishing to discuss the question of vivisection, may I suggest that all animal lovers should welcome the exemption of dogs, whose close association with humans and highly developed nervous system make them particularly susceptible to suffering through methods of research, of which anyone who read the evidence before the Royal Commission can judge.
10:36am Thursday 10th April 2014
100 years ago: “Arnato” wrote: “A reader complained of a lack of outdoor games in York, these being exhausted along with cycling, swimming, and boating.