37 pictures of York in the mid-1970s

36 pictures of York in the mid-1970s

36 pictures of York in the mid-1970s

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Our whistlestop tour through York history continues with a look back to the mid-1970s. Watch this space for a gallery from the late 70s in due course, and then the 80s as well.

What are your memories of York in the 70s? Share your stories below or email our features team.

Remember, we run historic stories and photos every Monday in our history section. In the meantime, here are some previous galleries, in case you missed them.... 

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1974 - Parliament Street

 

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1974 - Crowds at the Ebor Festival at York Races

 

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1974 - Workers and archaeologists at the Bishophill car-park site, looking towards Buckingham Terrace

 

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1974 - Staff at the Royal Mail sorting office

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1974 - The rear of Hunt's brewery in the Aldwark area, and the surrounding industrial area, which is now mainly housing

 

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1974 - Part of a Roman road discovered at what is now the WH Smith site in Coney Street

 

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1974 - The 'new' A64 being built over the RIver Ouse at Middlethorpe Ings

 

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1974 - Stained glass artist, Mr Harry Harvey, looks at a new window he had completed for St Hilda's Church, Tang Hall 

 

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1974 - Health workers in Exhibition Square before a march through the city

 

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1974 - St Sampson's Square

 

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1974 - Members of the Bishophill Action Group celebrate blocking the demolition of some houses

 

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1974 - A Sam Smith's Brewery dray in High Petergate

 

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1974 - The dray outside the Shire Horses pub (now the Sea Horse Hotel)

 

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1974 - York Railway Institute RUFC

 

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1974 - York City players celebrate promotion.....

 

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1974 - And a few months later, City captain Barry Swallow leads out his team for their first home game in Division Two

 

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1974 -  The Queen jokes with jockey Willie Carson after another York winner

 

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1974 - The new chimney is erected at the British Sugar plant

 

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1975 - St Leonard's Place, seen through Queen Margaret's Arch

 

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1975 - Head teacher Stanley Mings with pupils, on his retirement from Heworth Primary School

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1975 - The bridge at Grimston Bar under construction

 

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1975 - The bridge over the River Ouse being built at Bishopthorpe

 

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1975 - The former Craven's factory in Coppergate

 

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1975 - Brown's in Davygate

 

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1975 - A Bonfire Night firework display in Clifton Park

 

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1975 - Looking over Walmgate to Rowntree Wharf and Leetham's Mill, from the top of St Denys Church

 

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1975 - Lendal Bridge and the River Ouse

 

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1975 - Father Christmas takes a ride in a horse-drawn delivery van from the Hunter & Smallpage store

 

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1975 - Bedern Hall, before restoration

 

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1975 - The Duke of Edinburgh opens the National Railway Museum

 

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1976 - Construction work on train carriages

 

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1976 - The Craven's chimney, with All Saints Pavement in the background

 

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1976 - The barge Dumbuck at Queen's Staith

 

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1976 - Paul Monk and Mick Hodgson helping to erect the seating for the York Mystery Plays

 

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1976 - Lord Mayor of York, councillor Jack Birch, practises his putting in the Guildhall

 

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1976 - Crowds on the slopes of Clifford's Tower during the hot summer of 1976

 

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1976 - Crowds line the streets for the York Festival

 

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5:35pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Mr Sarcasm says...

Superb set of photographs!
Superb set of photographs! Mr Sarcasm
  • Score: 21

6:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

dctyke says...

Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York!
Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York! dctyke
  • Score: 40

8:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

NoMorePlease says...

Ah the summer of 1976
Ah the summer of 1976 NoMorePlease
  • Score: 20

11:04pm Tue 2 Sep 14

oldgoat says...

A few memories - Parliaments Street with cars, Smiths moving to a new shop, the bypass being built (I remember cycling the length of it a few years later when it had been finished), the football team when they were actually somewhere memorable, 'Dumbuck' moored, and the Cravens factory!
A few memories - Parliaments Street with cars, Smiths moving to a new shop, the bypass being built (I remember cycling the length of it a few years later when it had been finished), the football team when they were actually somewhere memorable, 'Dumbuck' moored, and the Cravens factory! oldgoat
  • Score: 5

8:25am Wed 3 Sep 14

MrsHoney says...

Very interesting, I didn't realise some of those constructions were so recent not being a native Yorkie.
Very interesting, I didn't realise some of those constructions were so recent not being a native Yorkie. MrsHoney
  • Score: 8

8:36am Wed 3 Sep 14

Dr Brian says...

All those crowds at the race course - and if I remember correctly there was never scenes of yobbos causing havoc in the city centre at the conclusion of races!
All those crowds at the race course - and if I remember correctly there was never scenes of yobbos causing havoc in the city centre at the conclusion of races! Dr Brian
  • Score: -4

10:14am Wed 3 Sep 14

smudge2 says...

Dr Brian wrote:
All those crowds at the race course - and if I remember correctly there was never scenes of yobbos causing havoc in the city centre at the conclusion of races!
That's because punters went for the racing in those days and did not go in there cheap shiny grey Asda suites to see how much they could have to drink before spilling out onto York streets to behave like Neanderthal cavemen.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Brian[/bold] wrote: All those crowds at the race course - and if I remember correctly there was never scenes of yobbos causing havoc in the city centre at the conclusion of races![/p][/quote]That's because punters went for the racing in those days and did not go in there cheap shiny grey Asda suites to see how much they could have to drink before spilling out onto York streets to behave like Neanderthal cavemen. smudge2
  • Score: -6

10:27am Wed 3 Sep 14

CaroleBaines says...

smudge2 wrote:
Dr Brian wrote:
All those crowds at the race course - and if I remember correctly there was never scenes of yobbos causing havoc in the city centre at the conclusion of races!
That's because punters went for the racing in those days and did not go in there cheap shiny grey Asda suites to see how much they could have to drink before spilling out onto York streets to behave like Neanderthal cavemen.
Hmm. You might be right but if so, it wasn't many years later that it began to get rough. I first went to York Races in 1983 and what I experienced that day has meant I've never been back.
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Brian[/bold] wrote: All those crowds at the race course - and if I remember correctly there was never scenes of yobbos causing havoc in the city centre at the conclusion of races![/p][/quote]That's because punters went for the racing in those days and did not go in there cheap shiny grey Asda suites to see how much they could have to drink before spilling out onto York streets to behave like Neanderthal cavemen.[/p][/quote]Hmm. You might be right but if so, it wasn't many years later that it began to get rough. I first went to York Races in 1983 and what I experienced that day has meant I've never been back. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 0

12:10pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Pinza-C55 says...

I'm probably the only one but I think St Sampson's Square looked better then without so many trees and general clutter ? Less claustrophobic ?
I'm probably the only one but I think St Sampson's Square looked better then without so many trees and general clutter ? Less claustrophobic ? Pinza-C55
  • Score: 7

12:23pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Justin7 says...

dctyke wrote:
Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York!
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]dctyke[/bold] wrote: Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York![/p][/quote]Well said! Justin7
  • Score: -14

1:01pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Brilliant photos! Thank you Press.
Amazing to see the construction over the river and at Grimston Bar.
Brilliant photos! Thank you Press. Amazing to see the construction over the river and at Grimston Bar. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 5

1:20pm Wed 3 Sep 14

myselby says...

any photos of any other Towns you cover?
any photos of any other Towns you cover? myselby
  • Score: -4

3:04pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Gavin Aitchison says...

myselby wrote:
any photos of any other Towns you cover?
Yes, we hope to produce some galleries from elsewhere in the region over the coming months, although there will be more from York first.
[quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: any photos of any other Towns you cover?[/p][/quote]Yes, we hope to produce some galleries from elsewhere in the region over the coming months, although there will be more from York first. Gavin Aitchison
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Wed 3 Sep 14

runnermatt says...

"1975 - Head teacher Stanley Mings with pupils, on his retirement from Heworth Primary School "

He looked a right barrel of laughs!
"1975 - Head teacher Stanley Mings with pupils, on his retirement from Heworth Primary School " He looked a right barrel of laughs! runnermatt
  • Score: 4

6:13pm Wed 3 Sep 14

jonpic says...

Justin7 wrote:
dctyke wrote:
Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York!
Well said!
I remember City's first home game, against Aston Villa 1-1. I'm 67 now and live in Norwich where City came in 1975 and won 2-3 with Jimmy Seal getting a couple, one in the opening minutes. Those were the days. Time dims the memory, those pictures of the Mid 70's, if I had seen them undated I would probably have said Mid 60's. (John Pickard )
[quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dctyke[/bold] wrote: Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York![/p][/quote]Well said![/p][/quote]I remember City's first home game, against Aston Villa 1-1. I'm 67 now and live in Norwich where City came in 1975 and won 2-3 with Jimmy Seal getting a couple, one in the opening minutes. Those were the days. Time dims the memory, those pictures of the Mid 70's, if I had seen them undated I would probably have said Mid 60's. (John Pickard ) jonpic
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Tug job says...

runnermatt wrote:
"1975 - Head teacher Stanley Mings with pupils, on his retirement from Heworth Primary School "

He looked a right barrel of laughs!
What do you expect after a lifetime spent teaching?!
[quote][p][bold]runnermatt[/bold] wrote: "1975 - Head teacher Stanley Mings with pupils, on his retirement from Heworth Primary School " He looked a right barrel of laughs![/p][/quote]What do you expect after a lifetime spent teaching?! Tug job
  • Score: 3

9:11am Sat 6 Sep 14

Chiseler says...

dctyke wrote:
Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York!
Totally Agree, well said.
[quote][p][bold]dctyke[/bold] wrote: Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York![/p][/quote]Totally Agree, well said. Chiseler
  • Score: 2

9:12am Sat 6 Sep 14

Chiseler says...

dctyke wrote:
Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York!
Totally Agree, well said.
[quote][p][bold]dctyke[/bold] wrote: Lovely pics apart from the one of Swallow leading out the city team. This mans greed nearly brought about the death of York City FC. His memory should be erased from anything to do with the city of York![/p][/quote]Totally Agree, well said. Chiseler
  • Score: 1

3:10am Tue 9 Sep 14

Magicman! says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
I'm probably the only one but I think St Sampson's Square looked better then without so many trees and general clutter ? Less claustrophobic ?
I was thinking the same... for some reason it reminded me of the market square in Helmsley, just on an ordinary day of the week in off-season when people haven't gathered around before going along the B1257.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: I'm probably the only one but I think St Sampson's Square looked better then without so many trees and general clutter ? Less claustrophobic ?[/p][/quote]I was thinking the same... for some reason it reminded me of the market square in Helmsley, just on an ordinary day of the week in off-season when people haven't gathered around before going along the B1257. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

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