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We called this "Ferry Lane",though the old chain ferry across the river Ouse formerly operated by Mr Atkinson was long gone even in 1955. The sailing Dinghys were left there by members of the Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club and you can just see the end of their clubhouse; the tall building, bottom left. Commander Palmes started the club (...Read full memory)

I grew up in the house at the end of the street which was called Cherry Cottage.I would be about 3 or 4 when the picture was taken. My mum had the large Yew tree on the right of the house front sawn down as it made the house dark. My dad's wooden grocers shop cum Post Office (which resembled a scout hut) was tucked in the (...Read full memory)

My memories of Naburn Hall are of when my mother, twin brother and younger sister used to spend our summer holidays with my great aunt, Miss Edith Pawson, in Fulfold. Aunt Edie was the housekeeper for Commander Palmer at the time and we used to accompany her to the Hall when she went to work. We found it very exciting running (...Read full memory)

I first went to Naburn Hall in 1947, at that time it was an overflow hostel. I was cycling from London to Inverness at the age of 13. The hostel at York was full, so I was directed to Naburn Hall. When the "Commander" (the owner of Naburn Hall) heard this not only would he not take any money from me but gave me ten shillings (...Read full memory)

I lived in Naburn at Chapel House. My Aunty Mary Walker lived in this row of houses on the left. She lived with the Tweedies family. In 1949 these houses had big back yards where they collected refuse and recycled it.