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Caption for York, Minster, South West C1880: Begun during the reign of King John and finally completed in 1472, York Minster stands on a site previously occupied by the Roman praetorium and by Saxon churches; the earliest of these was a small wattle oratory constructed for the baptism of Edwin, King of Northumbria, in 627. The minster is one of the largest cathedrals of England, and the western towers are 196 feet high.

Memories of York

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)

Do you remember eddy and jess Creaser landlord in the 60s

my grandparents and great grandparents married in this church and lived in the Stonebow and Pavement area.My great-grandfather and his father sold humbugs in the Shambles market:

This photo reminds me of two wonderful years I spent at York Technical College in Clifford St. I always found the tower fascinating, but never learned its history until many years later. I love York, even though I live half a world away now, I always visit the city when in England.

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