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Caption for York, The Shambles C1962: The Shambles was originally known as Haymongergate, because it was the site of the haymarket. Hay was used to feed the animals awaiting slaughter; it was illegal to graze livestock within six miles of the city centre. The street is very narrow, and at one point outstretched hands can touch each other from the opposite sides of the upper storeys.

An extract from York Photographic Memories.

Memories of York

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 the Jews, many of which had came from Israel as captives of the Roman Empire whose tasks were to plan architecture and also to keep (...Read full memory)

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 Banking side. Many times I had seen these lads or lads like them swing on the rope and get much (...Read full memory)

I don't exactly have a memory of Walmgate but I know my GGGGrandfather John Browne was born in the house here. Would love to converse with anyone with any knowledge of this memory. I do know through extensive investigation via internet that John Browne was the Clerk of Works of York Minster when a fire occured. He (...Read full memory)

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 that was the problem, it was the rule that they had to be worn constantly. The school week was Monday to Saturday lunch time, after which (...Read full memory)

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