Beneath the surface of York's colourful past we delve into the detail of Vikings, Romans and Victorians...
2:58pm Monday 17th November 2014
CAR PARK full proclaims the two notices on York's Exhibition Square, despite just 16 vehicles sitting in the bays. Look closer and it seems the attendant has tied the signs to a couple of the cars before taking a well earned rest by leaning on an MG Magnette.
2:47pm Monday 10th November 2014
COMPARED to many English cities, York's streetscape hasn't changed that much over the last 50 years or so.
11:14am Wednesday 5th November 2014
How much do you know about Guy Fawkes?...
4:02pm Monday 3rd November 2014
THE sails of Holgate Windmill have become a familiar sight on York's skyline once again, thanks to the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society's marvellous restoration job.
3:20pm Monday 3rd November 2014
PRESS reader Victor Dennis, from Acomb, sent us our final two pictures. They show the statue of George Leeman, which stands just outside the city walls where Leeman Road meets Station Rise, being moved.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
6:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014
Join us for another trip down memory lane in York...
Do you remember the 1950s, or do you wish you did? Here are 22 pictures from those bygone days.
3:34pm Monday 8th September 2014
THE Press revealed recently how an historic York convent is to be converted into student accommodation.
4:40pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Enjoy our latest nostalgic photo gallery of York, this time from the mid-70s.
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.
1:40pm Friday 29th August 2014
Are you ready for another stroll along memory lane in York?
9:10am Thursday 28th August 2014
Take a stroll down memory lane, to Knavesmire in 1984
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2:50pm Monday 11th August 2014
Join us on another fascinating trip down memory lane....
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.
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.
11:09am Saturday 22nd November 2014
100 years ago: The Martinmas hirings had opened at York today in dismal weather. There was a good attendance of farmers, but they found a difficulty in securing lads.
9:49am Friday 21st November 2014
100 years ago: The “Echo de Paris” had published the following amusing anecdote concerning the methods which were sometimes used by French soldiers to communicate with the enemy in the trenches opposite them.
10:45am Thursday 20th November 2014
100 years ago: At the York City Police Court, Fred McDonald, 11, and William Ryde, 13, were summoned for wilfully damaging a gas lamp, the property of the Derwent Valley Light Railway Company, on November 8th.
10:13am Wednesday 19th November 2014
100 years ago: News from Russia told of Mlle Tomilovsky, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a colonel at the front, who was, it was stated, now in hospital in Petrograd suffering from severe contusions.
10:37am Tuesday 18th November 2014
100 years ago: Spies had shown amazing audacity. A few days before, a magnificent grey automobile, flying two flags – one a Red Cross – had passed through a village near the Aisne, France. Two officers wearing regulation British uniforms were in the front seat.
9:27am Monday 17th November 2014
100 years ago: A wounded French soldier told the following story: “The enemy threw themselves upon us in great masses and although we inflicted heavy losses upon them they would not be stayed.