We have a series of snapshots of York's recent history for you in the second part of Yesterday Once More this week, courtesy of photographs dug out from our electronic archives here at The Press.

Aptly, given what happened at Notre Dame Cathedral recently, and our spread of photos from the York Minster fire of 1984 on the previous pages, we start with a couple of images showing the Minster's own fire brigade.

The photos were taken in the 1950s, and show the Minster's dedicated firefighters posing with what we presume was the latest in firefighting equipment at the time.

We don't know much about the history of this tiny fire brigade: if any readers know more, we'd love to hear from you.

Other photos include Holgate Mill in the 1950s, the City General Hospital in Haxby Road at about the same time - and workmen on the roof of Castlegate School in 1969, beginning the job of demolishing the bell tower.

There's also a wonderful photo of shoppers queueing outside Wright's pork butchers and pie shop next to Boyes in Bridge Street.There's no date with the photo, but judging by the clothes (and the lines of the car which can just be seen on the left of the photo) we suspect it may be late 1950s or early 1960s.

Wright's was clearly one popular shop. Do any readers remember it?

Stephen Lewis