34 pictures of York in the 1960s

34 pictures of York in the 1960s

34 pictures of York in the 1960s

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The galleries of 1950s pictures proved popular, so we've gone through our archives again. Here are 34 pictures of York from the first half of the 1960s. We'll upload more from the second half of the 60s in a few days' time. 

What are your memories of 1960s York? Share your memories below or email features@thepress.co.uk

Remember, you can enjoy old photographs and stories every Monday in The Press, in our history section.

 

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1960 - The junction of Bootham, Gillygate and St Leonard's Place

 

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1960 - Lendal Bridge

 

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1960 - Lendal Arch, before it was demolished and rebuilt wider

 

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1960 - The Queen Mother at the Mansion House

 

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1960 - The Mystery Plays

 

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1961 - St Saviourgate, before the Stonebow development

 

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1961 - View from Clarence Street towards Gillygate

 

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1961 - Christmas mail workers at the GPO sorting office in Leeman Road

 

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1961 - Royal visitors for the wedding of HRH Duke of Kent and Miss Catharine Worsley at York Minster

 

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1962 - Botterills Horse and Carriage depository in Rougier Street is torn down...

 

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1962 - ... as are the houses in the same street

 

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1962 - Workmen restore a Shambles shop front

 

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1962 - A bus crawls through York on a foggy night

 

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1962 - The new Clifton Bridge begins to take shape

 

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1962 - Coney Street

 

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1962 - The University of York takes shape. This is the library under construction

 

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1962 - The Salem Chapel at the end of St Saviourgate, shortly before demolition

 

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1962 - Goodramgate

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1963 - A man carries a Christmas tree down Shambles

 

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1963 - The Beatles at The Rialto in York

 

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1963 - Paul McCartney signs autographs outside The Rialto

 

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1963 - ... and here's a ticket from their concert

 

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1963 - A barge breaks free and jams under Skeldergate Bridge

 

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1963 - King's Square

 

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1963 - An aerial view of The Stonebow site in York

 

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1963 - Mr C J Minter, former York City Engineer, admires the new Clifton Bridge...

 

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1963 - ... and locals flock to its opening

 

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1963 - Boats are frozen in on the River Ouse

 

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1963 - Haxby Road bridge is widened

 

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1964 - Houses are demolished in Newbiggin Street, The Groves

 

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1964 - Pupils enjoy the new swimming pool at Ralph Butterfield Primary School in Haxby

 

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1964 - Micklegate Singers in Guildhall

 

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1964 - Davygate, awaiting redevelopment

 

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1964 - A dilapidated medieval house in King's Square

 

>> FLASHBACK - 22 pictures of York in the 1950s and 22 more pictures of York in the 1950s

 

 

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5:13pm Thu 7 Aug 14

dctyke says...

Lendal bridge looks solid, could turn into a real issue in decades to come :-)
Lendal bridge looks solid, could turn into a real issue in decades to come :-) dctyke
  • Score: 27

5:14pm Thu 7 Aug 14

meme says...

didn't the stone bow look better before stonebow hse was built
as for the dilapidated medieval hse in kings sq its still there.......... its Millies cookies now and not much better other than the front!!
didn't the stone bow look better before stonebow hse was built as for the dilapidated medieval hse in kings sq its still there.......... its Millies cookies now and not much better other than the front!! meme
  • Score: 43

6:01pm Thu 7 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

dctyke wrote:
Lendal bridge looks solid, could turn into a real issue in decades to come :-)
Yes agreed, those poor vehicle drivers caught up in all that congestion caused by those irresponsible and selfish bike riders ๐Ÿ˜‰
[quote][p][bold]dctyke[/bold] wrote: Lendal bridge looks solid, could turn into a real issue in decades to come :-)[/p][/quote]Yes agreed, those poor vehicle drivers caught up in all that congestion caused by those irresponsible and selfish bike riders ๐Ÿ˜‰ notpedallingpaul
  • Score: 15

7:24pm Thu 7 Aug 14

gwen4me says...

Hooray for the days when goods came up the river to York, matybe when diesel cost ยฃ3 a litre we might re-discover the benefits of putting goods in boats.
Hooray for the days when goods came up the river to York, matybe when diesel cost ยฃ3 a litre we might re-discover the benefits of putting goods in boats. gwen4me
  • Score: 26

9:16pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Loving this series of old pictures of York. Fascinating stuff, great to see what we are so used to and what it used to be.

Thank you Press!
Loving this series of old pictures of York. Fascinating stuff, great to see what we are so used to and what it used to be. Thank you Press! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 33

9:16pm Thu 7 Aug 14

thinkingoutsidethebox says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
dctyke wrote:
Lendal bridge looks solid, could turn into a real issue in decades to come :-)
Yes agreed, those poor vehicle drivers caught up in all that congestion caused by those irresponsible and selfish bike riders ๐Ÿ˜‰
well done both - fabulous!
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dctyke[/bold] wrote: Lendal bridge looks solid, could turn into a real issue in decades to come :-)[/p][/quote]Yes agreed, those poor vehicle drivers caught up in all that congestion caused by those irresponsible and selfish bike riders ๐Ÿ˜‰[/p][/quote]well done both - fabulous! thinkingoutsidethebox
  • Score: 7

9:46pm Thu 7 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Have to agree with buz these photos are fantastic and bring back many many memories, can't wait for the next set, keep searching for more.
Have to agree with buz these photos are fantastic and bring back many many memories, can't wait for the next set, keep searching for more. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: 25

1:43am Fri 8 Aug 14

eeoodares says...

Wow, was the Willow going in the 1960's?
Wow, was the Willow going in the 1960's? eeoodares
  • Score: 23

1:52am Fri 8 Aug 14

York1900 says...

thinkingoutsidethebo
x
wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
dctyke wrote:
Lendal bridge looks solid, could turn into a real issue in decades to come :-)
Yes agreed, those poor vehicle drivers caught up in all that congestion caused by those irresponsible and selfish bike riders ๐Ÿ˜‰
well done both - fabulous!
Those were the days when drivers had manners and cyclist ruled the roads as for most people went to work on a bicycle by looking at the picture it looks like it was taken about 4 45 pm as the masses get out of Rowntree and Carriage works
[quote][p][bold]thinkingoutsidethebo x[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dctyke[/bold] wrote: Lendal bridge looks solid, could turn into a real issue in decades to come :-)[/p][/quote]Yes agreed, those poor vehicle drivers caught up in all that congestion caused by those irresponsible and selfish bike riders ๐Ÿ˜‰[/p][/quote]well done both - fabulous![/p][/quote]Those were the days when drivers had manners and cyclist ruled the roads as for most people went to work on a bicycle by looking at the picture it looks like it was taken about 4 45 pm as the masses get out of Rowntree and Carriage works York1900
  • Score: 14

4:00am Fri 8 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

Liking the picture of Haxby Road bridge... not many photos floating around of that railway passing through the sururbs of York.
Liking the picture of Haxby Road bridge... not many photos floating around of that railway passing through the sururbs of York. Magicman!
  • Score: 16

9:12am Fri 8 Aug 14

york_chap says...

meme wrote:
didn't the stone bow look better before stonebow hse was built
as for the dilapidated medieval hse in kings sq its still there.......... its Millies cookies now and not much better other than the front!!
Isn't that house actually the one on the bend where Kings Square turns into The Shambles? It's currently a gift shop.
[quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: didn't the stone bow look better before stonebow hse was built as for the dilapidated medieval hse in kings sq its still there.......... its Millies cookies now and not much better other than the front!![/p][/quote]Isn't that house actually the one on the bend where Kings Square turns into The Shambles? It's currently a gift shop. york_chap
  • Score: 7

9:13am Fri 8 Aug 14

york_chap says...

Isn't that house actually the one on the bend where Kings Square turns into The Shambles? It's currently a gift shop.
Isn't that house actually the one on the bend where Kings Square turns into The Shambles? It's currently a gift shop. york_chap
  • Score: 6

10:18am Fri 8 Aug 14

malcolmgoodwill564@btinternet.com says...

eeoodares wrote:
Wow, was the Willow going in the 1960's?
The Willow was a restaurant that served afternoon tea,etc,much in the style of Bettys and Terrys,in the fifties and sixties.
[quote][p][bold]eeoodares[/bold] wrote: Wow, was the Willow going in the 1960's?[/p][/quote]The Willow was a restaurant that served afternoon tea,etc,much in the style of Bettys and Terrys,in the fifties and sixties. malcolmgoodwill564@btinternet.com
  • Score: 11

11:04am Fri 8 Aug 14

Yorkieand says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Loving this series of old pictures of York. Fascinating stuff, great to see what we are so used to and what it used to be.

Thank you Press!
I would echo those words!
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Loving this series of old pictures of York. Fascinating stuff, great to see what we are so used to and what it used to be. Thank you Press![/p][/quote]I would echo those words! Yorkieand
  • Score: 14

11:35am Fri 8 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Somebody beat me to it but St Saviougate looked great before the Blob was built even with all those Ford Populars parked there.
Somebody beat me to it but St Saviougate looked great before the Blob was built even with all those Ford Populars parked there. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 16

1:11pm Fri 8 Aug 14

inthesticks says...

Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago!
Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago! inthesticks
  • Score: 10

2:33pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Terry3 says...

Happy days..I was 18 in 1960 and these pictures bring it all back.. I remember the medieval house in Kings square as a fascinating junk shop with all sorts just piled up in the window.. and I worked in the shambles at Steve Harrison's wood turning shop.
Happy days..I was 18 in 1960 and these pictures bring it all back.. I remember the medieval house in Kings square as a fascinating junk shop with all sorts just piled up in the window.. and I worked in the shambles at Steve Harrison's wood turning shop. Terry3
  • Score: 4

5:17pm Fri 8 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

inthesticks wrote:
Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago!
Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago![/p][/quote]Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: 7

5:37pm Fri 8 Aug 14

courier46 says...

inthesticks wrote:
Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago!
That`s when the Great was in Britain.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago![/p][/quote]That`s when the Great was in Britain. courier46
  • Score: 3

5:47pm Fri 8 Aug 14

WiseOldBob says...

Terrific photographs, thank you. Where was the Rialto? It sounds so familiar, but my brains are going a bit, now. . .
Terrific photographs, thank you. Where was the Rialto? It sounds so familiar, but my brains are going a bit, now. . . WiseOldBob
  • Score: 0

5:56pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

courier46 wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago!
That`s when the Great was in Britain.
Great refers to land mass not quality.
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago![/p][/quote]That`s when the Great was in Britain.[/p][/quote]Great refers to land mass not quality. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -2

6:28pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Terry3 says...

Great refers to land mass not quality.

That's your opinion..I agree with couriers interpretation.. The Britain that we knew back then WAS Great.
Great refers to land mass not quality. That's your opinion..I agree with couriers interpretation.. The Britain that we knew back then WAS Great. Terry3
  • Score: 3

7:02pm Fri 8 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

WiseOldBob wrote:
Terrific photographs, thank you. Where was the Rialto? It sounds so familiar, but my brains are going a bit, now. . .
It was on Fishergate, it stood where the new bingo hall is now
[quote][p][bold]WiseOldBob[/bold] wrote: Terrific photographs, thank you. Where was the Rialto? It sounds so familiar, but my brains are going a bit, now. . .[/p][/quote]It was on Fishergate, it stood where the new bingo hall is now notpedallingpaul
  • Score: 1

7:30pm Fri 8 Aug 14

pedalling paul says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago!
Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.
I'll have to defer to your old codger's recollections of that era...............
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago![/p][/quote]Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.[/p][/quote]I'll have to defer to your old codger's recollections of that era............... pedalling paul
  • Score: -4

7:31pm Fri 8 Aug 14

pedalling paul says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago!
Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.
I'll have to defer to your old codger's recollections of that era...............
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago![/p][/quote]Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.[/p][/quote]I'll have to defer to your old codger's recollections of that era............... pedalling paul
  • Score: -3

7:53pm Fri 8 Aug 14

sheps lad says...

pedalling paul wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago!
Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.
I'll have to defer to your old codger's recollections of that era...............
Yeah! you appear to be losing it somewhat with your multiple posts!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago![/p][/quote]Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.[/p][/quote]I'll have to defer to your old codger's recollections of that era...............[/p][/quote]Yeah! you appear to be losing it somewhat with your multiple posts! sheps lad
  • Score: 2

8:29pm Fri 8 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

pedalling paul wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago!
Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.
I'll have to defer to your old codger's recollections of that era...............
Now now Mr Hepworth, you will be old one day!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: Great achievement to complete Clifton Bridge in a year. Today it takes 2 years to alter a roundabout and put in place a new P&R - and that`s with all the equipment they didn`t have 50 years ago![/p][/quote]Have you noticed that on all the pictures showing men working, they are wearing either suit jackets, trilby hats or macks, no hi-vis in them days, when I was an apprentice in 1960, nearly all the old joiners used to wear a shirt with a separate collar and a tie, I know we have come a long way as regards safety on sites, but I still remember the old ways with a smile.[/p][/quote]I'll have to defer to your old codger's recollections of that era...............[/p][/quote]Now now Mr Hepworth, you will be old one day! notpedallingpaul
  • Score: 4

10:35pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Bill Kinghorn says...

The photos are appealing to me too, although I've never seen York, or even England except on a 24 hour business trip. I hope the town still retains the character indicated there. Here in Minneapolis we have water and gas mains from the 1890's, but little else that old. The other of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, is said, however, to have the best concentration of fine Victorian homes anywhere.
The photos are appealing to me too, although I've never seen York, or even England except on a 24 hour business trip. I hope the town still retains the character indicated there. Here in Minneapolis we have water and gas mains from the 1890's, but little else that old. The other of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, is said, however, to have the best concentration of fine Victorian homes anywhere. Bill Kinghorn
  • Score: 2

4:44am Sat 9 Aug 14

anistasia says...

Great photos I show these to dad really jogs his memory then he tells me stories about some picture.some places he's forgot about or put buildings in wrong streets but seeing them again he enjoys them.
Great photos I show these to dad really jogs his memory then he tells me stories about some picture.some places he's forgot about or put buildings in wrong streets but seeing them again he enjoys them. anistasia
  • Score: 2

11:23am Sat 9 Aug 14

Yorkswalls says...

I remember Clifton Bridge opening as a school boy at Poppleton Rd School.Shame the opening bronze plaque has been stolen.
Great pics York Press keep up the good work.
I remember Clifton Bridge opening as a school boy at Poppleton Rd School.Shame the opening bronze plaque has been stolen. Great pics York Press keep up the good work. Yorkswalls
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Sun 10 Aug 14

pbrowne2009@live.co.uk says...

1961 - Royal visitors for the wedding of HRH Duke of Kent and Miss Catharine Worsley at York Minster

"That's a funny looking York Minster".
1961 - Royal visitors for the wedding of HRH Duke of Kent and Miss Catharine Worsley at York Minster "That's a funny looking York Minster". pbrowne2009@live.co.uk
  • Score: 2

4:30pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Terry3 says...

"That's a funny looking York Minster".
Spot on.. it's Micklegate bar.. Got hit by a car there when I was7 or 8 and about that time mum saved the coupons for an overcoat for me, and I stood too close to a watchmen's at the bar fire and burned the coat.. Mum was not well pleased.
"That's a funny looking York Minster". Spot on.. it's Micklegate bar.. Got hit by a car there when I was7 or 8 and about that time mum saved the coupons for an overcoat for me, and I stood too close to a watchmen's at the bar fire and burned the coat.. Mum was not well pleased. Terry3
  • Score: -2

3:06pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Gavin Aitchison says...

Hi everyone, the latest set of pictures, covering 1965-1969, is now here: http://www.yorkpress
.co.uk/features/hist
ory/articles/1140071
7.Another_55_picture
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Hi everyone, the latest set of pictures, covering 1965-1969, is now here: http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/features/hist ory/articles/1140071 7.Another_55_picture s_of_York_in_the_196 0s Gavin Aitchison
  • Score: 0

12:14pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Kev Benson says...

Terry3 wrote:
"That's a funny looking York Minster".
Spot on.. it's Micklegate bar.. Got hit by a car there when I was7 or 8 and about that time mum saved the coupons for an overcoat for me, and I stood too close to a watchmen's at the bar fire and burned the coat.. Mum was not well pleased.
Actually, it's Monk Bar, but love the photos!
[quote][p][bold]Terry3[/bold] wrote: "That's a funny looking York Minster". Spot on.. it's Micklegate bar.. Got hit by a car there when I was7 or 8 and about that time mum saved the coupons for an overcoat for me, and I stood too close to a watchmen's at the bar fire and burned the coat.. Mum was not well pleased.[/p][/quote]Actually, it's Monk Bar, but love the photos! Kev Benson
  • Score: 0

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