55 more pictures of York in the 1960s

More 1960s pics

More 1960s pics

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Are you ready for another trip down memory lane? Following on from our galleries from the 1950s and early-mid 1960s, we've now moved on to the second half of the sixties - with another set of striking black and white images of York to enjoy.

What are your memories of that decade? 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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1965 - Fairfax House in Castlegate

 

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1965 - St Leonard's Place

 

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1965 - Cars parked at Knavesmire for the Ebor Festival at York Races

 

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1965 - The new level crossing at Haxby Road

 

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1965 - Pavement, when the council ruled that the old frontage should be retained when the pub building became a shop.

 

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1965 - Cravens in Coppergate

 

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1965 - A familiar scene, the flooded Ouse

 

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1965 - Nessgate, viewed from Spurriergate

 

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1965 - Monk Bar

 

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1965 - Lendal Arch being demolished

 

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1965 - Theatre Royal, just before its extension

 

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1965 - The Queen at Heslington Hall, during a visit to the new University of York

 

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1966 - Workmen on the clock at St Martin le Grand, Coney Street

 

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1966 - Employees packing boxes of chocolates at Terry's of York.

 

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1966 - Station Rise

 

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1966 - York Mystery Plays

 

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1966 - The car park at York Races again, for another busy Ebor Festival

 

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1966 - Demolition of The Tower Cinema in New Street

 

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1966 - York group Roll Movement

 

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1966 - Steam locomotives in the engine sheds at York

 

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1967 - York City's new manager Joe Shaw meets his players

 

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1967 - Work continues on the new University of York

 

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1967 - One of the two new 5,000 gallon milk reception tanks is guided into position before being lowered through the roof of the milk plant at Rowntree's

 

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1967 - Mr Raymond Elliott, Headteacher at Elvington Village Primary School with pupils

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1967 - Another from the University of York, as Central Hall takes shape

 

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1967 - Cornelius Parish's Castle Garage in Tower Street from the top of Clifford's Tower

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1967 - Empty pens at the Cattle Market, during the Foot and Mouth outbreak

 

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1967 - Christmas decorations at Leak and Thorpe in Coney Street

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1968 - Tanner Row and Railway Street (now George Hudson Street), viewed from the top of the Yorkshire Insurance Co offices

 

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1968 - Shambles

 

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1968 - The top of Micklegate Bar, which was being restored

 

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1968 - Space up for grabs in Stonebow House

 

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1968 - Alan Wilson and Brian Kale present the first live broadcast on York Hospital Radio

 

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1968 - Snow is cleared from the terraces at Bootham Crescent

 

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1968 - Exhibition Square, from the Art Gallery

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1968 - Coney Street

 

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1968 - The corner of Blake Street and Duncombe Place

 

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1968 - Bootham

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1968 - St George's Public Swimming Baths

 

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1968 - St George's Public Swimming Baths

 

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1968 - The Terry's restaurant in St Helen's Square

 

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1968 - Exhibition Square

 

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1968 -The junction of St Helen's Road and Tadcaster Road

 

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1969 - Davygate

 

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1969 - A lorry is jammed under Micklegate Bar for three hours

 

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1969 - Layerthorpe Bridge area

 

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1969 - Mr D Boswell and J Johnson (in hat) start to demolish the bell tower of Castlegate School. 

 

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1969 - Staff leaving Rowntree's at lunchtime

 

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1969 - York Mystery Plays

 

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1969 - Queen's Staith from below Ouse Bridge

 

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1969 - The new GPO under construction in Leeman Road

 

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1969 - The Coach and Horses in Nessgate, which had been put up for sale

 

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1969 - Dandy's Bakery in Goodramgate

 

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1969 - Land being cleared off Walmgate

 

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1969 - Coney Street

 

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3:18pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Fat Harry says...

Re "1968 - Tanner Row and Rougier Street, viewed from the top of the Yorkshire Insurance Co offices", it's actually Tanner Row and Railway Street (now George Hudson Street).

Coach & Horses, Nessgate, now that's what I call a pub...
Re "1968 - Tanner Row and Rougier Street, viewed from the top of the Yorkshire Insurance Co offices", it's actually Tanner Row and Railway Street (now George Hudson Street). Coach & Horses, Nessgate, now that's what I call a pub... Fat Harry
  • Score: 18

3:28pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Kelvar says...

Oh yes - The 'Big Coach' spent many a good night in there!
Oh yes - The 'Big Coach' spent many a good night in there! Kelvar
  • Score: 18

3:33pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Kelvar says...

You 'corrected' the mistake pointed out by Fat Harry - can you at least correct the DAY that these were first published! TODAY is MONDAY 11th August NOT Tuesday!! Been happening for a couple of days now with ALL photo's printed in your paper!!

First published 14:50 Tuesday 11 August 2014 in News (Above!!)
You 'corrected' the mistake pointed out by Fat Harry - can you at least correct the DAY that these were first published! TODAY is MONDAY 11th August NOT Tuesday!! Been happening for a couple of days now with ALL photo's printed in your paper!! First published 14:50 Tuesday 11 August 2014 in News (Above!!) Kelvar
  • Score: 11

3:35pm Mon 11 Aug 14

SteveSCA says...

Stonebow House looked just as bad then - even though it was relatively newly-built - as it does now!
Stonebow House looked just as bad then - even though it was relatively newly-built - as it does now! SteveSCA
  • Score: 33

3:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Gavin Aitchison says...

Fat Harry: apologies for the mistake. It has been corrected now.

Kelvar: Sorry, a few people have mentioned that but it's not something we can quickly rectify here. Newsquest's technical team is looking at it.
Fat Harry: apologies for the mistake. It has been corrected now. Kelvar: Sorry, a few people have mentioned that but it's not something we can quickly rectify here. Newsquest's technical team is looking at it. Gavin Aitchison
  • Score: 12

4:18pm Mon 11 Aug 14

mortimer897 says...

"1965 - Micklegate Bar" is actually Monkgate Bar - see http://goo.gl/maps/m
9Dmi
"1965 - Micklegate Bar" is actually Monkgate Bar - see http://goo.gl/maps/m 9Dmi mortimer897
  • Score: 8

5:22pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jwct75 says...

Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).
Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House). jwct75
  • Score: 7

5:54pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Lamplighter says...

I love these pictures thank you very much. The Gargoyle on top of Micklegate Bar looks like Michael Aspel!
I love these pictures thank you very much. The Gargoyle on top of Micklegate Bar looks like Michael Aspel! Lamplighter
  • Score: 6

6:09pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Tug job says...

mortimer897 wrote:
"1965 - Micklegate Bar" is actually Monkgate Bar - see http://goo.gl/maps/m

9Dmi
Isn't it just Monk Bar?
[quote][p][bold]mortimer897[/bold] wrote: "1965 - Micklegate Bar" is actually Monkgate Bar - see http://goo.gl/maps/m 9Dmi[/p][/quote]Isn't it just Monk Bar? Tug job
  • Score: 8

7:21pm Mon 11 Aug 14

yorkiemum says...

Oh St George's Baths!! I did my length there and have still got my medal. Don't think it was ever open air that was Rowntrees baths in Rowntree Park. Love these pics although notice the amount of cars in the photos so like today!!
Oh St George's Baths!! I did my length there and have still got my medal. Don't think it was ever open air that was Rowntrees baths in Rowntree Park. Love these pics although notice the amount of cars in the photos so like today!! yorkiemum
  • Score: 14

8:50pm Mon 11 Aug 14

AdrianlovesYorkMinster says...

A most interesting selection of pictures depicting York as it was nearly half a century ago.

The one thing which jumped out at me was the lack of pedestrianisation.
I think York has been greatly improved and become better cared for on account of its introduction.
A most interesting selection of pictures depicting York as it was nearly half a century ago. The one thing which jumped out at me was the lack of pedestrianisation. I think York has been greatly improved and become better cared for on account of its introduction. AdrianlovesYorkMinster
  • Score: 22

10:16pm Mon 11 Aug 14

tizme says...

Had my wedding reception at the Coach and Horses in 1974. John Phillips, ex taxi driver and bus driver, was the landlord then! It was known as The Big Coach, as opposed to The Little Coach on Micklegate. St Georges Baths: Used to go there for swimming lessons as a kid. Bus from Carr Junior School, a single deck West Yorkshire bus!!! Used to be freezing. Polystyrene floats to stop you from drowning!! Happy days!!
Had my wedding reception at the Coach and Horses in 1974. John Phillips, ex taxi driver and bus driver, was the landlord then! It was known as The Big Coach, as opposed to The Little Coach on Micklegate. St Georges Baths: Used to go there for swimming lessons as a kid. Bus from Carr Junior School, a single deck West Yorkshire bus!!! Used to be freezing. Polystyrene floats to stop you from drowning!! Happy days!! tizme
  • Score: 14

10:58pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Dr Robert says...

Also swam my length at St Georges circa 1958, horrible baths with what was called the ice boxes which were the boys changing area on the side of the rectangular pool, the swimming test was taken in the oval pool with the girls cubicles at the side, best baths in York were Rowntrees open air, then Yearsly open air. was a travesty when York Council shut Rowntrees.
Also swam my length at St Georges circa 1958, horrible baths with what was called the ice boxes which were the boys changing area on the side of the rectangular pool, the swimming test was taken in the oval pool with the girls cubicles at the side, best baths in York were Rowntrees open air, then Yearsly open air. was a travesty when York Council shut Rowntrees. Dr Robert
  • Score: -7

8:45am Tue 12 Aug 14

oi oi savaloy says...

Remember learning to swim at George's baths in the 60's , remember getting changed in the ice box at the very end of the baths, when we went with the school (was it really used as a morgue ;) still have my medal for swimming my length , and to think I still swim 2 miles a week now in 2 sessions. Such a shame that the big coach went as well, I only got to go in it a couple of times . Still call the other one the little coach now, even tho its something else now, shame!
Remember learning to swim at George's baths in the 60's , remember getting changed in the ice box at the very end of the baths, when we went with the school (was it really used as a morgue ;) still have my medal for swimming my length , and to think I still swim 2 miles a week now in 2 sessions. Such a shame that the big coach went as well, I only got to go in it a couple of times . Still call the other one the little coach now, even tho its something else now, shame! oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -1

10:24am Tue 12 Aug 14

sheps lad says...

Nice to see Dennis Boswell complying with 'elf and safety rules!
Nice to see Dennis Boswell complying with 'elf and safety rules! sheps lad
  • Score: 9

1:34pm Tue 12 Aug 14

gwen4me says...

Love the mini-skirts in Coney Street!
Love the mini-skirts in Coney Street! gwen4me
  • Score: 9

3:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

woffi 1 says...

Great photos made me happy.
Great photos made me happy. woffi 1
  • Score: 7

3:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

woffi 1 says...

Loved the photos bought back many memories of growing up in York.
Loved the photos bought back many memories of growing up in York. woffi 1
  • Score: 9

3:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

nomorenursing says...

Got dragged to Georges baths when I was at the old Acomb Primary... hated every moment. A very large 'swimming instructor' used to use a boat hook kind of contraption to 'guide' us youngsters along, but really used it to occasionally push you down in the water. Those baths used to flood nearly every winter, so when the teacher used to say there was no swimming lesson that week I was usually the first one to shout hooray! As a raw youth in the mid 70's I also remember The Coach, one of the last places in York that I remember the floor being covered in sawdust, but just about the only place you could get a pint after 11pm (unless you went on to the Olde World nightclub in Stonegate).
Got dragged to Georges baths when I was at the old Acomb Primary... hated every moment. A very large 'swimming instructor' used to use a boat hook kind of contraption to 'guide' us youngsters along, but really used it to occasionally push you down in the water. Those baths used to flood nearly every winter, so when the teacher used to say there was no swimming lesson that week I was usually the first one to shout hooray! As a raw youth in the mid 70's I also remember The Coach, one of the last places in York that I remember the floor being covered in sawdust, but just about the only place you could get a pint after 11pm (unless you went on to the Olde World nightclub in Stonegate). nomorenursing
  • Score: 8

5:07pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Pedro says...

jwct75 wrote:
Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).
It was never open air. It is where St George's car park is now. It had two baths for some reason back-to-back. You are thinking of Rowntree's Park baths maybe?
[quote][p][bold]jwct75[/bold] wrote: Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).[/p][/quote]It was never open air. It is where St George's car park is now. It had two baths for some reason back-to-back. You are thinking of Rowntree's Park baths maybe? Pedro
  • Score: 5

3:16am Wed 13 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

My eye was caught on the photo of the Royal Mail offices being built on Leeman Road, noting the way traffic was being directed.

I'm curious thought about this one: 1965 - The new level crossing at Haxby Road... as I recall, Haxby Road has never technically had level crossings on it - the Foss islands branch line passed by Rowntrees under Haxby Road by means of a bridge which was widened; whilst up at Haxby itself by time the Scarborough line crosses the road there, the road has become York Road and is not Haxby Road any longer...

Take a look at this one too: 1965 - St Leonard's Place... the road looks double the width than it is today, as it seems to have width for 2 lanes of traffic in both directions. Considering there's no cycle lane in either direction there, where did that width go? If it was still there, and something were done to reduce traffic along there, the traffic lights could be got rid of and have zebra crossings for pedestrians instead - as there'd be enough room for turning buses to pass by each other - and so less time spent queuing in standing traffic...
My eye was caught on the photo of the Royal Mail offices being built on Leeman Road, noting the way traffic was being directed. I'm curious thought about this one: 1965 - The new level crossing at Haxby Road... as I recall, Haxby Road has never technically had level crossings on it - the Foss islands branch line passed by Rowntrees under Haxby Road by means of a bridge which was widened; whilst up at Haxby itself by time the Scarborough line crosses the road there, the road has become York Road and is not Haxby Road any longer... Take a look at this one too: 1965 - St Leonard's Place... the road looks double the width than it is today, as it seems to have width for 2 lanes of traffic in both directions. Considering there's no cycle lane in either direction there, where did that width go? If it was still there, and something were done to reduce traffic along there, the traffic lights could be got rid of and have zebra crossings for pedestrians instead - as there'd be enough room for turning buses to pass by each other - and so less time spent queuing in standing traffic... Magicman!
  • Score: 3

4:29am Wed 13 Aug 14

Ex Poppleton says...

jwct75 wrote:
Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).
St. George's Baths were covered..Rowntrees Baths were open air at least they were in 1953.
[quote][p][bold]jwct75[/bold] wrote: Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).[/p][/quote]St. George's Baths were covered..Rowntrees Baths were open air at least they were in 1953. Ex Poppleton
  • Score: 1

4:38am Wed 13 Aug 14

Ex Poppleton says...

yorkiemum wrote:
Oh St George's Baths!! I did my length there and have still got my medal. Don't think it was ever open air that was Rowntrees baths in Rowntree Park. Love these pics although notice the amount of cars in the photos so like today!!
Yearsley Bridge Baths were also open air. From Scarcroft School we used to walk to both George's and Yearsley baths to learn to swim.Mr Webster was the swimming coach at George's in 1953.
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Oh St George's Baths!! I did my length there and have still got my medal. Don't think it was ever open air that was Rowntrees baths in Rowntree Park. Love these pics although notice the amount of cars in the photos so like today!![/p][/quote]Yearsley Bridge Baths were also open air. From Scarcroft School we used to walk to both George's and Yearsley baths to learn to swim.Mr Webster was the swimming coach at George's in 1953. Ex Poppleton
  • Score: 1

6:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Cheeky face says...

Magicman! wrote:
My eye was caught on the photo of the Royal Mail offices being built on Leeman Road, noting the way traffic was being directed.

I'm curious thought about this one: 1965 - The new level crossing at Haxby Road... as I recall, Haxby Road has never technically had level crossings on it - the Foss islands branch line passed by Rowntrees under Haxby Road by means of a bridge which was widened; whilst up at Haxby itself by time the Scarborough line crosses the road there, the road has become York Road and is not Haxby Road any longer...

Take a look at this one too: 1965 - St Leonard's Place... the road looks double the width than it is today, as it seems to have width for 2 lanes of traffic in both directions. Considering there's no cycle lane in either direction there, where did that width go? If it was still there, and something were done to reduce traffic along there, the traffic lights could be got rid of and have zebra crossings for pedestrians instead - as there'd be enough room for turning buses to pass by each other - and so less time spent queuing in standing traffic...
Royal mail picture shows Lendal Btidge on a road sign. So we told motorists where it was in the 1960s; then overlook telling visitors when revenue is at stake in 2013!
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: My eye was caught on the photo of the Royal Mail offices being built on Leeman Road, noting the way traffic was being directed. I'm curious thought about this one: 1965 - The new level crossing at Haxby Road... as I recall, Haxby Road has never technically had level crossings on it - the Foss islands branch line passed by Rowntrees under Haxby Road by means of a bridge which was widened; whilst up at Haxby itself by time the Scarborough line crosses the road there, the road has become York Road and is not Haxby Road any longer... Take a look at this one too: 1965 - St Leonard's Place... the road looks double the width than it is today, as it seems to have width for 2 lanes of traffic in both directions. Considering there's no cycle lane in either direction there, where did that width go? If it was still there, and something were done to reduce traffic along there, the traffic lights could be got rid of and have zebra crossings for pedestrians instead - as there'd be enough room for turning buses to pass by each other - and so less time spent queuing in standing traffic...[/p][/quote]Royal mail picture shows Lendal Btidge on a road sign. So we told motorists where it was in the 1960s; then overlook telling visitors when revenue is at stake in 2013! Cheeky face
  • Score: 2

6:33pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Cheeky face says...

Ex Poppleton wrote:
yorkiemum wrote:
Oh St George's Baths!! I did my length there and have still got my medal. Don't think it was ever open air that was Rowntrees baths in Rowntree Park. Love these pics although notice the amount of cars in the photos so like today!!
Yearsley Bridge Baths were also open air. From Scarcroft School we used to walk to both George's and Yearsley baths to learn to swim.Mr Webster was the swimming coach at George's in 1953.
Quite right; old snaps are very useful We had 14 cinemas then; and a bandstand in Rowntrees Park that was used on Sundays! You could park and drive in Stonegate and Little Stonegate;, and Layerthorpe Br had no lights- a good area for car drivers to be sent via on their driving tests!
[quote][p][bold]Ex Poppleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Oh St George's Baths!! I did my length there and have still got my medal. Don't think it was ever open air that was Rowntrees baths in Rowntree Park. Love these pics although notice the amount of cars in the photos so like today!![/p][/quote]Yearsley Bridge Baths were also open air. From Scarcroft School we used to walk to both George's and Yearsley baths to learn to swim.Mr Webster was the swimming coach at George's in 1953.[/p][/quote]Quite right; old snaps are very useful We had 14 cinemas then; and a bandstand in Rowntrees Park that was used on Sundays! You could park and drive in Stonegate and Little Stonegate;, and Layerthorpe Br had no lights- a good area for car drivers to be sent via on their driving tests! Cheeky face
  • Score: 3

9:41pm Wed 13 Aug 14

janice gray says...

jwct75 wrote:
Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).
No, St George's was not open air, but it used to get flooded by the River Foss. Rowntree' Park had the open air pool.
[quote][p][bold]jwct75[/bold] wrote: Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).[/p][/quote]No, St George's was not open air, but it used to get flooded by the River Foss. Rowntree' Park had the open air pool. janice gray
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Wed 13 Aug 14

janice gray says...

nomorenursing wrote:
Got dragged to Georges baths when I was at the old Acomb Primary... hated every moment. A very large 'swimming instructor' used to use a boat hook kind of contraption to 'guide' us youngsters along, but really used it to occasionally push you down in the water. Those baths used to flood nearly every winter, so when the teacher used to say there was no swimming lesson that week I was usually the first one to shout hooray! As a raw youth in the mid 70's I also remember The Coach, one of the last places in York that I remember the floor being covered in sawdust, but just about the only place you could get a pint after 11pm (unless you went on to the Olde World nightclub in Stonegate).
I also swam my length at St. George's pool in 1960 from Acomb County Primary, and still got my medal too. I just remembered the boat hook as nomorenursing reminded me and seem to remember that I was more or less pushed in at the deep end!
I also remember the Big coach and Little coach .
[quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: Got dragged to Georges baths when I was at the old Acomb Primary... hated every moment. A very large 'swimming instructor' used to use a boat hook kind of contraption to 'guide' us youngsters along, but really used it to occasionally push you down in the water. Those baths used to flood nearly every winter, so when the teacher used to say there was no swimming lesson that week I was usually the first one to shout hooray! As a raw youth in the mid 70's I also remember The Coach, one of the last places in York that I remember the floor being covered in sawdust, but just about the only place you could get a pint after 11pm (unless you went on to the Olde World nightclub in Stonegate).[/p][/quote]I also swam my length at St. George's pool in 1960 from Acomb County Primary, and still got my medal too. I just remembered the boat hook as nomorenursing reminded me and seem to remember that I was more or less pushed in at the deep end! I also remember the Big coach and Little coach . janice gray
  • Score: 1

1:15am Thu 14 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

Cheeky face wrote:
Magicman! wrote:
My eye was caught on the photo of the Royal Mail offices being built on Leeman Road, noting the way traffic was being directed.

I'm curious thought about this one: 1965 - The new level crossing at Haxby Road... as I recall, Haxby Road has never technically had level crossings on it - the Foss islands branch line passed by Rowntrees under Haxby Road by means of a bridge which was widened; whilst up at Haxby itself by time the Scarborough line crosses the road there, the road has become York Road and is not Haxby Road any longer...

Take a look at this one too: 1965 - St Leonard's Place... the road looks double the width than it is today, as it seems to have width for 2 lanes of traffic in both directions. Considering there's no cycle lane in either direction there, where did that width go? If it was still there, and something were done to reduce traffic along there, the traffic lights could be got rid of and have zebra crossings for pedestrians instead - as there'd be enough room for turning buses to pass by each other - and so less time spent queuing in standing traffic...
Royal mail picture shows Lendal Btidge on a road sign. So we told motorists where it was in the 1960s; then overlook telling visitors when revenue is at stake in 2013!
What I was meaning is that for Lendal bridge, traffic was apparently directed through what is now a coach layby - whilst for Rougier Street, traffic had to go through the arch at the top of the hill by the railway offices
[quote][p][bold]Cheeky face[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: My eye was caught on the photo of the Royal Mail offices being built on Leeman Road, noting the way traffic was being directed. I'm curious thought about this one: 1965 - The new level crossing at Haxby Road... as I recall, Haxby Road has never technically had level crossings on it - the Foss islands branch line passed by Rowntrees under Haxby Road by means of a bridge which was widened; whilst up at Haxby itself by time the Scarborough line crosses the road there, the road has become York Road and is not Haxby Road any longer... Take a look at this one too: 1965 - St Leonard's Place... the road looks double the width than it is today, as it seems to have width for 2 lanes of traffic in both directions. Considering there's no cycle lane in either direction there, where did that width go? If it was still there, and something were done to reduce traffic along there, the traffic lights could be got rid of and have zebra crossings for pedestrians instead - as there'd be enough room for turning buses to pass by each other - and so less time spent queuing in standing traffic...[/p][/quote]Royal mail picture shows Lendal Btidge on a road sign. So we told motorists where it was in the 1960s; then overlook telling visitors when revenue is at stake in 2013![/p][/quote]What I was meaning is that for Lendal bridge, traffic was apparently directed through what is now a coach layby - whilst for Rougier Street, traffic had to go through the arch at the top of the hill by the railway offices Magicman!
  • Score: 0

10:47am Thu 21 Aug 14

sjmjazz says...

Ex Poppleton wrote:
yorkiemum wrote:
Oh St George's Baths!! I did my length there and have still got my medal. Don't think it was ever open air that was Rowntrees baths in Rowntree Park. Love these pics although notice the amount of cars in the photos so like today!!
Yearsley Bridge Baths were also open air. From Scarcroft School we used to walk to both George's and Yearsley baths to learn to swim.Mr Webster was the swimming coach at George's in 1953.
So proud of my medal too which, as a 67 year old I still have. But it was horrendous - getting changed by the pool and fearing that everyone could see you. Still remember the smell of hot Bovril and the freezing cold walk back to Scarci Rd. No hairdryers in those days !
[quote][p][bold]Ex Poppleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Oh St George's Baths!! I did my length there and have still got my medal. Don't think it was ever open air that was Rowntrees baths in Rowntree Park. Love these pics although notice the amount of cars in the photos so like today!![/p][/quote]Yearsley Bridge Baths were also open air. From Scarcroft School we used to walk to both George's and Yearsley baths to learn to swim.Mr Webster was the swimming coach at George's in 1953.[/p][/quote]So proud of my medal too which, as a 67 year old I still have. But it was horrendous - getting changed by the pool and fearing that everyone could see you. Still remember the smell of hot Bovril and the freezing cold walk back to Scarci Rd. No hairdryers in those days ! sjmjazz
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3:41pm Thu 4 Sep 14

grahamw says...

jwct75 wrote:
Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).
It was a normal swimming baths...not open air. Popular with the local schools.
You could also go there and have an actual BATH/shower.
[quote][p][bold]jwct75[/bold] wrote: Being a youngster in the 60's I don't recall everything in these photo's, but it was nice to see St. George's Baths ( wasn't it open air?? and that big frontage of Leak and Thorpe down Coney St. Terry's restaurant, Layerthorpe bridge and Stonebow House, ( My dad was on the construction crew for Stonbow House).[/p][/quote]It was a normal swimming baths...not open air. Popular with the local schools. You could also go there and have an actual BATH/shower. grahamw
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3:56pm Thu 4 Sep 14

grahamw says...

Such a shame that the majority of the small family retailers and other traditional small businesses were driven out of York...part of the very attraction of the city back in the 60s, and probably even more so in 2014.

Now replaced by national high street clones with no interest in the local community.

Areas like Parliament street have also been made t look ridiculous and fake, with the addition of rows of identical boring trees, which now totally dominate. The one in front of the Minster also obliterating one of its finest elevations.
Such a shame that the majority of the small family retailers and other traditional small businesses were driven out of York...part of the very attraction of the city back in the 60s, and probably even more so in 2014. Now replaced by national high street clones with no interest in the local community. Areas like Parliament street have also been made t look ridiculous and fake, with the addition of rows of identical boring trees, which now totally dominate. The one in front of the Minster also obliterating one of its finest elevations. grahamw
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