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Beneath the surface of York's colourful past we delve into the detail of Vikings, Romans and Victorians...
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
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
1:00pm Friday 28th March 2014
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.
2:59pm Monday 17th March 2014
2:49pm Monday 17th March 2014
2:46pm Monday 10th March 2014
WE have some wonderful old photographs and postcards on a Rowntree theme in Yesterday Once More this week. All were brought in by reader Anne Blincoe, who worked for the company for seven years in the 1950s.
7:55am Thursday 6th March 2014
4:28pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
2:10pm Monday 3rd March 2014
THERE is a treat for readers of Yesterday Once More today – a series of postcards of old York as you almost certainly won't have seen it before (or which, at best, you'll remember only from early childhood) courtesy of reader Ben Booth.
2:04pm Monday 3rd March 2014
8:25am Thursday 27th February 2014
2:49pm Monday 24th February 2014
2:22pm Monday 17th February 2014
2:24pm Monday 17th February 2014
2:15pm Monday 10th February 2014
1:23pm Monday 3rd February 2014
ASKHAM Bryan Patriots ran the headline in the Yorkshire Herald of January 3, 1916. Below it, spread out across a broadsheet page, were photographs of 30 young men from the village who were all serving their King and Country in the Great War.
1:10pm Monday 3rd February 2014
12:37pm Monday 27th January 2014
12:28pm Monday 20th January 2014
12:15pm Monday 20th January 2014
1:28pm Monday 13th January 2014
7:47am Thursday 9th January 2014
2:09pm Wednesday 8th January 2014
1:11pm Monday 6th January 2014
11:24am Monday 6th January 2014
11:17am Monday 6th January 2014
8:13am Friday 3rd January 2014
7:59am Friday 3rd January 2014
11:36am Monday 30th December 2013
THE statue of William Etty looks on serenely as workmen in flat caps (and one in what looks like a trilby) demolish a static water tank beneath his statue in Exhibition Square, in our wonderful picture today which dates from 1946.
11:20am Saturday 28th December 2013
1:32pm Monday 23rd December 2013
1:29pm Monday 16th December 2013
FOR almost 70 years, Fred Pettinger never spoke about his wartime experiences. He didn’t tell his wife, Vera, about what happened to him in the Battle of Arnhem and afterwards; or his children, Janice and Colin; or any of his grandchildren or great-grandchildren.
1:30pm Monday 9th December 2013
1:18pm Monday 9th December 2013
12:11pm Monday 2nd December 2013
11:49am Monday 2nd December 2013
9:33am Friday 29th November 2013
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
12:23pm Monday 18th November 2013
1:15pm Monday 11th November 2013
10:13am Saturday 9th November 2013
12:56pm Monday 4th November 2013
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.
9:27am Friday 18th October 2013
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.