YORK Minster can seem an almost timeless building. After all, it has seen centuries of change in York, without changing a great deal itself. Yes, there is the constant process of restoration - the springing up and taking down of scaffolding on different faces and fronts. But the Minster of today would almost certainly be instantly recognisable to the great cathedral King Henry VIII would have seen - at least from the outside.

In one way, that means it isn't a very good subject for a Yesterday Once More feature. Readers want to see how York has changed, not how it has stayed the same.

But, perhaps like many great historic buildings, there is one way in which York Minster does change. It's mood shifts, depending upon the weather or upon the point of view.

It can appear majestic, dominating, brooding, spiritual or simply gloriously Gothic, depending on the time of day or on where you see it from.

Down the years, Press photographers have caught it in all its moods, and from some very surprising angles, as we hope these photographs from the 1960s and 1970s illustrate. Some of these views - such as that from the top of the Craven's sweet factory chimney in Coppergate, or the 1976 photo taken from a crane working on Coney Street - will probably never be seen again. Enjoy...

Stephen Lewis