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Caption for York, Monk Bar C1950: 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.

An extract from York Photographic Memories.

Memories of York


My first real job, not counting student employment, was working in Godfrey's Book Shop, Stonegate, York. The shop was at that time the largest antiquarian bookstore in the North of England - unfortunately it no longer exists. It was owned by Mr. Duffield and managed by Mr. Jan Janieurek. Originally from Poland, Jan was an (...Read full memory)

Hello all you Yorkshire people, wherever you may now be... Here is a poem I wrote about good old York. Enjoy. Shopping in the Shambles on a snowy Christmas Eve Playing hide and seek in Acomb Wood Watching Andy Pandy by the fire in our front room Pear drops.. Rowntree's pastilles.. Yorkshire pud... Lupins and Sweet Williams, red (...Read full memory)

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