York, The Castle Museum c.1955

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Caption for York, The Castle Museum C1955: The land was acquired by the City Corporation in 1934 at a cost of £8,000. The Debtors' Prison was opened as a museum, which was then extended to the Women's Prison building. Amongst many other attractions, the museum has a reconstruction of a Victorian shopping street. Thousands of people flock here annually to this, one of the best-known museums in Britain.

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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