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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York Photographic Memories

York Photographic Memories

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

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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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I miss this place

Added 27 October 2017
my grandparents and great grandparents married in this church and lived in the Stonebow and Pavement area.My great-grandfather and his father sold humbugs in the Shambles market:

Added 30 January 2015
In the early & mid 50's as a lad I spent my weekends working in the boatyard by the bridge. As you look at the picture it was downstream of Kendal bridge on the left. Access was through the arch on this side of the bridge. A selection of rowboats & a motorboat river cruiser that did afternoon runs to Bishopthorpe Palace. A start to a life of over 40 years at sea or involved in the maritime world that included over 22 years in the maritime branch of the Army. Oh happy days.

Do you remember eddy and jess Creaser landlord in the 60s

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