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York Photographic Memories

York Photographic Memories

The photo 'York, Monk Bar c1950' appears in this book.

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All four bars still have their portcullises, but this is the only one that still works. The statues on the parapet are holding rocks or boulders, and are ready to throw them at any invader. The origin of the small balcony is unknown, but public proclamations were read from there in the 17th century.

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My memories of the Londesborough in the mid to late sixties was that it was one of the city's music pubs. Around 1966 local bands (called groups then) played at the Londesborough, The Coach and Horses and the Burns. The Londesborough was the safest as the other two venues could get a little hefty at times. The name of the best group to play there escapes me but I do remember that Jeff Booth played guitar and Gil Stapleton bass. Both were Leemen Road lads. The beer was an added attraction!

The Museum Garden was something of a treat when my mother took my three nieces and my nephew and myself to the Museum Garden. There were some peacocks and peahens roaming about freely within the gardens, My Nnece Trudy was somewhat amazed when she saw the peacock fan its feathers, she made a remark saying that the feathers were beautiful and said out loud ''Please Mr Peacock would you please give me just one of your ...see more

As I was living near Monk Bar in 1955, seeing the photo brought back some good memories. I lived at 28 Monkgate (behind the photographer on the left) in 1955. My sister still lives nearby - through the Bar, turn left at what used to be Saville's Chemists and then round the back of Goodramgate into St. Andrewgate. The scene in the photo has not changed all that much. You cannot drive through the Bar itself anymore. The ...see more

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