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York Photographic Memories

York Photographic Memories

The photo 'York, Mansion House c1960' appears in this book

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Caption for York, Mansion House C1955: In St Helen's Square, what had been a Guildhall Chapel and then a public house was demolished to make way for the building of a residence for the Lord Mayor. The result was this charming abode. It was built in about 1775, and is now one of the three oldest surviving buildings of its kind in England.

An extract from York Photographic Memories.

Memories of York

My family lived on the road approaching Monk Bar (behind photographer) from about 1950, through the 1980s and my Dad is still there, so this was our route into the City.  The shop facing on the Right was for many years Bulmers secondhand shop.  Behind that was a greengrocers, Wrightsons.  Opposite is a public house and behind that was (...Read full memory)

I now live in Gisborne in New Zealand and turned 70 on 29 September this year. Born in Sheffield I was evacuated to York in 1940 along with my mother (Mary) and older brother John. My dad, Reg, remained at his work in Sheffield. Unfit for war service he was a truck driver. We lived at 23 Winterscale Street, (...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)

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 bridge. A selection of rowboats & a motorboat river cruiser that did afternoon runs to (...Read full memory)

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