A few weeks ago, we carried in Yesterday Once More a series of photographs of the annual York Raft Race on the River Ouse. The race was staged to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI). Typically, more than 20 teams would take part. And it was clearly great fun...

The race petered out in the 1990s, possibly after the city council told the RNLI they couldn't hold collections on the riverbank any more. "The collection is about half our income!" RNLI York branch spokesman Raymond Howe told the Yorkshire Evening Press in 1993, the last year from which we have any photos of the race.

The race itself may be no more, but the memories clearly linger on.

A few days after that series of photographs appeared in the newspaper, we were sent an envelope containing more black and white photos.

Most were of the raft race in 1974 and again in 1975 - and most featured rafts belonging to the men's and women's team for something called Atcost Paddock Wood.

Sadly, there was nothing in the envelope to give more information about the photographs, or who had sent them: merely a hand-written note to say 'photos saved from being thrown away!'

So we don't know who the men and women on their rafts were. Paddock Wood is a village in Kent near Tunbridge Wells. Atcost, meanwhile, is (or was) a Sussex-based firm which specialised for many years in the design and construction of concrete industrial buildings. But what on Earth would a team of concrete workers from Kent via Sussex have been doing splashing about on rafts in the River Ouse in York's annual raft race? Answers on a postcard, please...

The raft race photos weren't the only ones enclosed in the envelope. There were a couple of other scenes, too. One photo, taken in April 1952, showed the view of Duncombe Place from the parapet of York Minster. Another, taken in 1954, showed the garage on the corner of Hull Road and Green Dykes Lane.

That last photo was tiny: scarcely larger than a postage stamp. So while we've enlarged it as much as we can, it is still not clear enough to read the name of the garage. But perhaps some readers will recognise it...

Stephen Lewis