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

Memories of York

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

Mucking About On The River

In the early & mid 50's as a lad I spent my weekends working in the boatyard by the bridge. As you look at the picture it was downstream of Kendal bridge on the left.Access was through the arch on this side of the ...Read full memory

A memory of York

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

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
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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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