Christmas Past in York

A Christmas tree in Exhibition Square, York, December 1967

3.30pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Station Road gardens, York, December 1962

3.32pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

The 1980 Christmas tree outside The Mansion House, York

3.33pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

1979, and the Christmas tree in St. Helen's Square, York

3.35pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Crows outside the Mansion House, York, Christmas 1973

3.37pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas Eve, 1970, St. Helen's Square, York.

3.38pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas tree in Duncombe Place, York, in 1969 with York Minster in the background.

3.39pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

1982, and this Christmas tree in St Helen's Square, York, along with another in Exhibition Square came from Dalby Forest. York that year spent its Christmas budget of £750

3.41pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Actors Jane Hutcheson and Peter Alexander of TV's Emmerdale Farm turned on these Christmas lights in York in 1987.

3.44pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

St Sampson's Square in York, Christmas 1984. Note the old Davygate centre sign that cut through into New Street.

3.47pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

This 1987 Christmas scene comes from the archive of the Yorkshire Evening Press that is being advertised on the bus in the picture.

3.49pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

The 1977 Christmas tree in St. Helen's Square, York appears from this picture to be robust than other specimens.

3.52pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

A children's carol service round the crib in York Minster in 1975.

2.09pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

1980, and the traditional children's service takes place around the crib in York Minster.

2.10pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Richard Lower, Stella Blackburn and Jane Edwards were The Christmas Carolers performing in Stonegate Walk in 1992.

2.51pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas carols in Stonegate, York, in 1981

2.54pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas carols in Stonegate, York, in 1985

2.55pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas carols in St Helen's Square, York, in 1979

2.55pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas carols in Stonegate, York, in 1986

2.56pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Pupils at Lowfield School, in Acomb, York, practice for their carol service.

2.57pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Jessica Dales' voice was to signal the start of the carol festival at Old Malton in 1992.

2.58pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas carols in Stonegate, York, in 1991

2.59pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Carol singers from the York College for Girls entertain Christmas shoppers in Coney Street in 1983.

3.00pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas carols in Stonegate, York, in 1982

3.01pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

1994, and Cheryl Porter, Jenine Cousins and Emma Blakey, all of St John Ambulance sing in the carol service in York.

3.02pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas carols in the Coppergate Centre, York, in 1985

3.03pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Community carol concert in York in 1994

3.04pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Carol concert at the Barbican Centre in York in 1993

3.05pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Carol concert at the Barbican Centre in York in 1993

3.06pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas 1992, and the band of Canon Lee School entertain in York.

3.07pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

All Saints' Church Choir from Long Marston perform at York Barbican Centre in 1996

3.08pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

The Ebor Brass Band play in the Coppergate Centre, York, Christmas 1989

3.09pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Coppergate Centre, York, Christmas 1996

3.12pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Christmas 1995 and Frank Wood, left, and Paul Roberts, then of Knowles Electrical put up Christmas lights in Goodramgate.

3.13pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Carol singers in York in 1988

3.14pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Shambles, York, Christmas 1986

3.15pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

David and Sandra Horwell, Berwick Kaler, Ann Reid and disc jockey Tony Fisher switch on the Christmas lights at the Coppergate Centre in York in 1993

3.16pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Carol sin gers in Stonegate, York, in 1982

3.18pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Tyne, a Clydesdale horse, extracting Norway Spruce for Christmas trees at Kilburn Forest in 1994.

1.34pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

The Christmas tree goes up in St Helen's Square in 1995 - the same year magician Paul Daniels switched on the lights. Mr. Daniels was starring in the Dick Wittington panto at the Grand Opera House.

1.35pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Notice that there are no lights on this tree in St Helen's Square due to a power shortage. The year was 1973.

1.37pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

In 1986 the Christmas tree in St Helen's Square managed to get it's lights caught up in a passing fire engine. The engine was responding to what turned out to be a false alarm at Bootham hospital.

1.39pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

The snow ploughs were out on the streets of York as early as November 29 in 1965

2.11pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

In 1991 snow had to be cleared from Foss Islands Road in York in February

2.12pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Gritters on Heslington Road, York, in 1991

2.14pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Blizzard like conditions engulfed Coney Street, York, on February 24, 1988, but Badger Hill Bakery deliveries still got through!

2.15pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

11.05am, January 17, 1985 in Coney Street, York. The sign under the clock reads 'Evening Press'.

2.16pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

An icy veil for the statue in the fountain in Station Rise, York, on February 13, 1978.

2.19pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

January 23, 1988, and shoppers resort to using umbrellas to shelter from snow in Coney Street, York.

2.20pm Friday 5th November 2010

Christmas Past in York

Workmen clear snow in Davygate on New Year's Day, 1962.

2.21pm Friday 5th November 2010

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