York, St Olave's Church, Marygate c.1885

York, St Olave's Church, Marygate c.1885

Neg. 18480

Memories of York

Horror Uniform

One memory of my time spent at St Peter's as a border (my house been The Rise )were the God awful brown blazers purchased from Moss Bros (of York). It wasn't that they were uncomfortable ...Read full memory

A memory of York by Steven Paley

My Life In York In The 1940s

I now live in Gisborne in New Zealand and turned 70 on 29 September this year. Born in Sheffield I was evacuated to York in 1940 along with my mother (Mary) and older brother ...Read full memory

A memory of York by Barry Allison

Hanging On A Rope

Many a day I would walk into into York and would find time enough to walk along the Ouse River. I was approaching the railway bridge and saw four lads playing silly on a swing rope ...Read full memory

A memory of York by Roland Mitchell

York Minster

Some time in York I'd spend an hour or so within the Minster itself, and for me it was not fascination that brought me into the place; it was because its past history which was revealed. Take ...Read full memory

A memory of York by Roland Mitchell

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During the siege of York it is thought that guns were placed on the roof here, but there is some controversy about this. In about 1720 St Olave's was almost entirely rebuilt with stone from St Mary's Abbey. Adjacent to the church there was once a chapel called St-Mary-at-the-Gate, of which a small portion of the stonework still survives.

This is an excerpt from York Photographic Memories, by Maureen Anderson

During the siege of York it is thought that guns were placed on the roof here, but there is some controversy about this. In about 1720 St Olave's was almost entirely rebuilt with stone from St Mary's Abbey. Adjacent to the church there was once a chapel called St-Mary-at-the-Gate, of which a small portion of the stonework still survives.

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