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Beneath the surface of York's colourful past we delve into the detail of Vikings, Romans and Victorians...
12:11pm Monday 2nd December 2013
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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
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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.
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
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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
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8:00am Friday 13th September 2013
8:51am Thursday 12th September 2013
Budding historians will have the opportunity to learn oral history interviewing techniques at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming on Wednesday, September 18, and discover how the findings can be archived for future generations.
12:06pm Monday 9th September 2013
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11:44am Thursday 29th August 2013
The 1937 edition of the travel guide Baedeker’s Great Britain, which was reputedly used by the Germans to plan the 1942 York Baedeker Raid, has been reproduced in a beautiful facsimile edition. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.
10:24am Monday 26th August 2013
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11:25am Monday 12th August 2013
THERE has been a handful of great maritime explorers and adventurers – men such as Columbus, Magellan, Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake who, between them, discovered the world as we know it today.
9:03am Wednesday 7th August 2013
11:58am Monday 5th August 2013
The East Coast route from London to Edinburgh has provided countless millions of travellers with safe journeys over the last 150 years, writes Adrian Gray in the introduction to his new book, East Coast Main Line Disasters.
11:49am Monday 5th August 2013
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8:49am Friday 26th July 2013
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9:02am Saturday 22nd June 2013
12:07pm Monday 17th June 2013
THEY say variety is dead. Not in York, it isn’t. Over the weekend, fans of musical theatre were treated to a fun-filled review of singing, dancing, music and sketches by members of the Rowntree Players.
12:26pm Monday 10th June 2013
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11:59am Monday 27th May 2013
OUR beloved National Health Service is going through difficult times. Its chief executive, Sir David Nicholson, has announced he will be resigning following sustained criticism for his handling of the Stafford Hospital scandal.
11:32am Monday 20th May 2013