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

Memories of York

On My Way Into Town Or To Visit My Friend Steve Flanagan

Having lived in the U.S now for 35 years this photo makes me very homesick as I haven't seen the old place since 1972!  I remember walking down Lord Mayor's Walk and turning the corner ...Read full memory

A memory of York by David Knapton

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 which was hanging but a few feet from the ...Read full memory

A memory of York by Roland Mitchell

Working In The Shambles

I was working at Deco in Stonegate the year they moved to the last shop at the end of stonegate, bordering Whip-ma-whop-ma Gate (wonderful name). I had been working for the people who owned Deco, selling 1930's pottery, ...Read full memory

A memory of York by Fiona Hyde

Yorkshire

Hello all you Yorkshire people, wherever you may now be... Here is a poem I wrote about good old York. Enjoy. Shopping in the Shambles on a snowy Christmas Eve Playing hide and seek in Acomb Wood Watching Andy Pandy by the fire in our ...Read full memory

A memory of York by Anne England
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History

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

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