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