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York Photographic Memories

York Photographic Memories

The photo 'York, the Castle, the Old Prison c1885' appears in this book.

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Caption for York, The Castle, The Old Prison C1885: When Dick Turpin was arrested and tried it was for horse stealing, although his crimes included robbery and murder. He was using the name of Palmer, and it was not until he was imprisoned that his true identity was discovered. He was taken from the prison and hung at Tyburn gallows at Knavesmire, now the site of the York Racetrack.

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Memories of York

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)

I don't exactly have a memory of Walmgate but I know my GGGGrandfather John Browne was born in the house here. Would love to converse with anyone with any knowledge of this memory. I do know through extensive investigation via internet that John Browne was the Clerk of Works of York Minster when a fire occured. He also (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

I now live in Gisborne in New Zealand and turned 70 on 29 September this year. Born in Sheffield I was evacuated to York in 1940 along with my mother (Mary) and older brother John. My dad, Reg, remained at his work in Sheffield. Unfit for war service he was a truck driver. We lived at 23 Winterscale Street, (...Read full memory)

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