Beneath the surface of York's colourful past we delve into the detail of Vikings, Romans and Victorians...
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.
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.
3:35pm Monday 14th July 2014
Several other readers have been in touch about photographs in earlier Yesterday Once More columns.
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.
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.
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.
1:26pm Monday 30th June 2014
A number of readers have been in touch about photographs carried in Yesterday Once More recently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10:02am Wednesday 30th July 2014
100 years ago: IN an interview Mr W Banks, of Messrs Banks and Co, provision dealers, Nessgate said: “This morning we had dozens of sides of bacon and hundreds of hams, but now at 3 o’clock we have cleared out every ounce of bacon, with the exception of just a few odd pieces; we have sold this morning well over 400 hams, whereas our usual morning sale is rarely more than 30 or 40.
10:38am Tuesday 29th July 2014
100 years ago: The situation in Europe was one of tremendous tension and terrible possibilities, and there was no means of forecasting the course immediate events would take.
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.
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.
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.
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.