Memories of York, Monk Bar c1960

I was born in York.. lots of family there still. Amazing place. my uncle Charlie used to work in the butchers shop there.. many yrs ago.. York not like it used to be.. Family name Walkers... and Hoyle.. i was adopted so don't know much about the latter family.

Having lived in the U.S now for 35 years this photo makes me very homesick as I haven't seen the old place since 1972!  I remember walking down Lord Mayor's Walk and turning the corner next to the building on the right which used to be a greengrocer shop. Our Mam used to send us here to (...Read full memory)

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)

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 (...Read full memory)

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