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

Uncovering Knaresborough's secret history

York Press:

3:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

THERE aren't many secrets left to tell about a town with a history as rich as Knaresborough's, admits local historian Paul Chrystal.

8 historic pictures of York's Colliergate and King's Square

York Press: Christ Church, King's Square, c1900

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.

8 historic photographs of York's Shambles

York Press: Robinson's saddlers, Whip-ma-Whop-ma-gate

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'.

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.

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Way we were

November 1

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

9:25am Saturday 1st November 2014

100 years ago: The “Telegraaf” had learned from Sluis that the thunder of guns had been heard in the town all of the previous day, indicating that the battle was continuing along the whole front.

October 31

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

10:34am Friday 31st October 2014

100 years ago: A MEETING of the Football League Clubs had been held in Manchester for the purpose of taking into further consideration the scheme put forward on behalf of the special sub-committee appointed to devise means for assisting clubs financially handicapped as the result of reduced gates consequent upon the war.

October 30

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

9:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

100 years ago: An advertisement suggested: “Have Your Umbrella Kendall-Covered”. “Every new cover Kendall’s put on an old umbrella is an effort to win a constant customer.

October 29

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

10:48am Wednesday 29th October 2014

100 years ago: A spy in German pay had been shot at the camp of Chalons, the French Aldershot. He was a man named Minquet, and the most remarkable thing about him was that he was blind.

October 28

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

9:46am Tuesday 28th October 2014

100 years ago: M Briand and M Sarrant, who had left for Bordeaux after their tour in the East of France, were much impressed by the terrible scenes of devastation which they had witnessed, but also by the invincible hope in the future manifested by the inhabitants of the stricken districts through which they had passed.

October 27

York Press: The Way We Were - zxc

9:10am Monday 27th October 2014

100 years ago: It was predicted that there would be a large crowd at Field View, Burton Lane, the following afternoon, when York City would meet Goole Town in their replayed tie in the second qualifying round of the English Cup competition.

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