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1:30pm Monday 9th December 2013
WE’RE paying a second visit to Coney Street this week, courtesy of oral historian Van Wilson’s latest book, York’s Golden Half Mile.
1:18pm Monday 9th December 2013
A few weeks ago, we carried a piece about the North Eastern Railway during the First World War.
12:11pm Monday 2nd December 2013
WE have reader Beverley Cole to thank for today’s Yesterday Once More.
11:49am Monday 2nd December 2013
The Acomb unit of first aid charity the St John Ambulance is planning to hold a reunion next year to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
9:33am Friday 29th November 2013
Did you or a member of your family ever work at Rowntrees? And if so, do you have memories to share? Then the Rowntree Society is keen to hear from you. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
2:32pm Monday 25th November 2013
Here’s a nice way to begin a book of local history: “On either side of the main road, leaving Pickering one mile behind, lie the two traditional rural village communities of Middleton and Aislaby… mature shades of cream stone buildings with terracotta-coloured tiles and striking chimney pots hold the key to a wealth of history that can be traced back to and before the first-ever census – the Domesday Book of 1086.”
2:15pm Monday 25th November 2013
Last week’s Yesterday Once More, War comes to the railways, prompted reader Mrs Kathleen Woof to get in touch.
12:23pm Monday 18th November 2013
A new history of the North Eastern Railway in the First World War will be published later this month. Author ROB LANGHAM offers a taste of what to expect.
1:15pm Monday 11th November 2013
TEN days or so ago in The Press we carried a two-page spread of black and white photographs showing York during the Second World War.
10:13am Saturday 9th November 2013
As the centenary of the start of the First World War approaches, ANDREW HITCHON goes back to the beginning and the end of that bloody conflict.
12:56pm Monday 4th November 2013
A FEW weeks ago in Yesterday Once More we wrote about an album unearthed during a clearout at The Press. It contained photographs of the Old Haughtonians hockey club.
1:12pm Monday 28th October 2013
LIFE as a wartime schoolboy or schoolgirl in York could be dull at times. Yes, there were plenty of men and women in uniform walking around the streets to look up to. And there was the occasional excitement of air raid warnings, and the rush to the nearest Anderson or Morrison shelter.
CONEY Street today, with its chain stores and mobile phone shops, is like pretty much any other high street in Britain.
9:27am Friday 18th October 2013
A 600-year-old manuscript which sheds light on York’s relationship with Richard III has gone on public display for the first time in living memory.
11:32am Monday 14th October 2013
A COUPLE of weeks ago we printed a wonderful old photograph, dated 1922, showing the pupils and staff of Haughton School in St Saviourgate, York. It was brought in by Stephen Lane, an East Riding councillor for Pocklington, whose aunt, Dulcie Stonehouse, once went to the school.
11:26am Monday 14th October 2013
Photographs of Haughton School are hard to come by, so it was a happy coincidence that, during a recent clearout of The Press offices in Walmgate, members of the newspaper’s sports desk turned up an old photograph album containing lots of photographs of the Old Haughtonians hockey club which we assume was a club made up of Haughton School old boys.
11:14am Wednesday 2nd October 2013
THESE three class photos from the year of the Queen’s coronation have been given to York’s Heworth CE Primary School.
11:24am Monday 23rd September 2013
Last week in Yesterday Once More we looked at the part played by York firm Cooke, Troughton & Simms in the remapping of Great Britain from 1935 onwards.
11:16am Monday 23rd September 2013
SEVERAL readers have been in touch about the photograph of a flooded Rougier Street that we ran in Yesterday Once More last week.
10:57am Saturday 21st September 2013
HARROGATE has long had a reputation as a crime writer’s town. There’s the Agatha Christie connection, for a start. And, over the last decade, the crime writing festival held each July has become the UK’s biggest gathering of mystery and thriller authors.
11:43am Thursday 19th September 2013
UNTIL recently, you could always tell when the sugar beet campaign (the production process of turning raw beet into sugar) had begun in York.
8:14am Wednesday 18th September 2013
A NEW online shop is making hundreds of historic maps, photographs, postcards and publications available to North Yorkshire family history-hunters.
12:09pm Monday 16th September 2013
A feature in The Press on August 29 about the so-called Baedeker raid on York has prompted some discussion in the pages of this newspaper.
12:01pm Monday 16th September 2013
WE have a collection of striking photographs of York for you in Yesterday Once More this week – all from our own archives here at The Press.
8:00am Friday 13th September 2013
RICHARD III fans have the chance to handle artefacts such as the famous Middleham Jewel at the Yorkshire Museum.
12:05pm Thursday 12th December 2013
100 years ago: A month before, the Lanchester Guardians had resolved, by a good majority, not to sanction beer at the inmates’ Christmas dinner.
9:44am Wednesday 11th December 2013
100 years ago: Hull trawler owners annually purchased over three-quarters of a million tons of coal from South Yorkshire collieries, but owing to South Yorkshire steam coal being much dearer than North country coal, there was a strong likelihood of the South Yorkshire pits losing a large proportion of the orders for the following year.
10:51am Tuesday 10th December 2013
100 years ago: A mild protest had been made by the official organ of the American Medical Association against the fervour with which the newest dances had been taken up by a public already saturated with nerve and mind destroying amusements and caprices.
11:38am Monday 9th December 2013
100 years ago: The six-year-old smokers of cigars attending nine elementary schools of Amsterdam numbered ten per cent, whilst the smokers of eight-year-olds numbered 32 per cent.
10:22am Saturday 7th December 2013
100 years ago: The Syndical Chamber of the Paris Dressmakers had started on the warpath against photographers, whom it accused of “plundering shamelessly” its latest designs.
9:52am Friday 6th December 2013
100 years ago Tango figures were a feature of the newest fashions currently being designed in Paris.