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

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

3:35pm Monday 14th July 2014

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

Park Grove Secondary School class of 1949

York Press: Park Grove Secondary Modern, the 'class of '49'Back row: Alan Rice, Geoff Hanson, Ian hunter, John Allen, Raymond Crow, Pete Adamson, Ian Addy, Brian WaltonMiddle row: Roy Fox, Sid Scarborough, Pamela Gibson, Shirley West, Eileen Ellwood, Bren

3:29pm Monday 14th July 2014

READER Arthur Kelly brought in this wonderful photograph showing the school-leavers of Park Grove Secondary School in 1949.

Contrasting pictures of York

York Press: Micklegate 1905


3:27pm Monday 14th July 2014

IN Georgian times, Micklegate was truly one of York's great streets: a wealthy, fashionable district, where many rich and important citizens lived.

Forging a route through the valley to the sea

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1:35pm Monday 7th July 2014

THE word 'express' these days is generally taken to indicate some degree of haste or urgency. There seems to be little of either, however, in our first photograph in Yesterday Once More this week.

Waxing lyrical about old times in York

York Press: 13 March 1984 Friargate Wax Museum. Royalty under the dryer: the Queen, Princess Anne and Princess Diana being styled by Janet Bowen.YEP PIC (7479496)

1:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

A number of readers have been in touch about photographs carried in Yesterday Once More recently.

A look back at York's original electric-powered public transport

York Press: Trolleybus No 30 in East Parade, Heworth, in the early 1930s

12:13pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Emission-free electric buses may be the next generation of public transport, but, as PETER DEW reports, we've been here before.

Old photographs highlight changing landscape of York

York Press: Buildings being demolished in Spurriergate in this image from March 9, 1959, to make way for a new block of shops

3:56pm Monday 9th June 2014

THERE’S a real wartime feel to our first photograph in Yesterday Once More this week: which is odd, because the picture was taken 12 years after the Second World War ended.

Memories of a landlord's son

York Press: Mick Waites dad Fred Waite and Edie Warriner at The John Bull pub.NH (6294383)

2:29pm Monday 2nd June 2014

IN our weekly pub column recently (A lost friend called John Bull, Saturday May 24) we looked back at the John Bull pub, which closed 20 years ago.

Childhood memories of the Napoleon figure in York

York Press: The statue of Napoleon which was a well known figure in York for over 177 years and is now on display in the Merchant Adventurers Hall where it has been since 1997. Pictured with Napoleon is Hall Manager Lauren Marshall. Picture David Harrison. (6579149)

2:28pm Monday 2nd June 2014

THE photograph of a little boy looking up at a model of Napoleon in the doorway of The Kiosk in Lendal in 1966 which we ran in Yesterday Once More a couple of weeks ago (Snapshots of city life, May 19) has prompted a number of readers to get in touch.

8 photographs from The Press archives

York Press: 1908 Ebor Meeting. (6340836)

12:50pm Monday 26th May 2014

MORE photographs of old York from The Press archives today - beginning with a stunning picture taken at York racecourse.

8 wonderful old photographs of York

York Press: September 10 1957, the scene at the junction of Parliament Street and Pavement as workmen carry out repairs to the roundabout

2:47pm Monday 12th May 2014

WE have been having a rummage through our archives here at The Press: and it has turned up some wonderful old photographs of York which, as far as we know, haven't seen the light of day for quite a while. So we thought we'd share some of them with you in Yesterday Once More.

Delving into a family's hidden First World War history

York Press: A WWI photograph of Thomas Leslie Lees with his wife Cicely belonging to his nephew Geoff Ellin, of Copmanthorpe Picture David Harrison. (5698625)

1:54pm Monday 5th May 2014

LIKE so many of her generation, Geoff Ellin's mother Kathleen never talked much about her life during the First World War - or about the loss of her beloved elder brother Thomas Lees.

VIDEO: 1939 floods in York

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8:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

View footage of York floods from 1939. "York has gone all Venice-like" says the narrator, ahead of footage showing men rowing into a pub.

Father of seven who served in France on two occasions was twice the hero

York Press: Feature about Charles Frederick Hudson, who served in both World Wars. Pictured Charles Hudson in a WWI photo.  (5598606)

2:29pm Thursday 24th April 2014

YORK railwayman Charles Hudson fought in two world wars. He survived the first ... but his luck ran out in the second, as this special Press report reveals.

Cropton steps back in time

York Press: The locals and soldiers of Cropton Home Guard where they were stationed during the Second World War

3:39pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE HISTORY of Cropton will go on display as part of an exhibition showcasing how vastly towns and villages in Ryedale have changed.

Sweet memories of Easters gone by

York Press: Twelve sixth-formers from Ampleforth School watcheing Easter egg packing at Terry's Factory, November, 1973.EP Pic (5491093)

12:46pm Monday 21st April 2014

EASTER conjures many images and because it is a moveable feast those images can vary hugely. But with the weekend proving mild, none of us will have taken pictures quite as dramatic as these snowy scenes from 2008. And to prove Easter's ability to surprise, contrast them to the blistering heat of Scarborough sea front the year before.

A really big year for gliding

York Press: Glider about to bungee off Sutton BankArchive photo supplied by Yorkshire Gliding Club

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.

Touched by granddad's wartime story

York Press: The Langemark German cemetery at Ypres

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.

Why did my dad have this Somme medal?

York Press: Betty Gray (86) with the 'Somme' medal. Picture : Garry Atkinson

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.

Tang Hall history group in photo appeal

York Press: 'Jack and his merry men' in Tang Hall in 1929

2:08pm Monday 31st March 2014

HERE are some pictures of Tang Hall as we bet you have never seen it before.

10 lost chocolate classics - which do you miss most?

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Which of these ten lost sweets do you remember and miss?

Wedding way to family story

York Press: The wedding photograph of Harriet Gibson and Tom Thrush in 1905

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.

The fascinating life of Polish airman Zbigniew Szajna-Stankowski

York Press: Zbigniew about to launch into a leap to save a determined header

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.

Photo memories

York Press: Do you recognise any of the players in this mystery team?

2:49pm Monday 17th March 2014

WE have a couple of miscellaneous photographs with which to finish off Yesterday Once More this week.

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Way we were

July 28

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9:09am Monday 28th July 2014

100 years ago: IT WAS war in Europe, today, not peace. Such was the message which came from Vienna.

July 26

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8:44am Saturday 26th July 2014

100 years ago: THE editorial today read: “The secret and motive of the assassination of the Austrian heir in the Bosnian capital have been dramatically disclosed in the extraordinary European crisis with which last week was brought to a close.

July 25

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8:59am Friday 25th July 2014

100 years ago A travelling sales agent visiting a large factory had made a bet with the manager that he would pick out all the married men among the employees.

July 24

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10:07am Thursday 24th July 2014

100 years ago: IN view of the scepticism displayed towards the ancient art of “water divining” it was interesting to hear of a successful experiment carried to a conclusion near Malton.

July 23

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9:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

100 years ago: The Weston (Bath) Parish Council had discussed the question of the recent depredations by wasps in the recreation ground.

July 22

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2:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

100 years ago: The Coroner had given an unusual object lesson at a South Shields inquest on the body of a two-year-old child, John Matthews, who had set fire to his flannelette shirt while playing with matches, and died two hours afterwards.

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