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Caption for York, Law Courts 1893: This is now the Magistrates' Court, and it stands on the corner of Friargate and Clifford Street. It is a rather dark, forbidding-looking structure, perhaps built that way to intimidate wrong-doers! Next door, on the extreme left, the older building has now gone; the site is now occupied by a modern one-storey fire station, which looks incongruous beside its large old neighbour.

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 tally (...Read full memory)

My dad Les Witty was born in York. After he came out of the Army we settled in York, firstly we had a house in Hanover Street, then moved to Chudleigh Road where my grandad had a house just 2 doors away from us. I spent a lot of time with Gramps, he was my best mate. I would help in the garden, and ate most of the things he had grown (...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 also (...Read full memory)

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