A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Monk Bar is one of the finest gates in the city walls and the closest to the Minster on Goodramgate. It is vaulted on three floors, and still has a working portcullis. The road passes through the walls between the two arches shown in this photograph, and the walk around the surviving walls of York is still one of the finest ways to see the city.

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.

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

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 Brooke's fishmonger's where Mum bought Halibut steak once a week - I used to love sucking the bone - very tasty fish!  It was fresh from Scarborough that morning.

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 buy daffodils. Just underneath the arch on the right of the Bar there used to be a Butcher's ...see more

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