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Caption for York, Walmgate Bar C1955: Walmgate has been burned and bombarded with cannon fire, and there was an attempt to undermine it using gunpowder during the siege of York in 1644. The mine has caused the ground to subside over time, which is probably the cause of the sagging in the side walls that is still visible. It was partially rebuilt after the siege, and completed in 1648 - this is recorded over the outer arch.

An extract from York Photographic Memories.

Memories of York

Some time in York I'd spend an hour or so within the Minster itself, and for me it was not fascination that brought me into the place; it was because its past history which was revealed. Take the Jews, many of which had came from Israel as captives of the Roman Empire whose tasks were to plan architecture and also to keep tally (...Read full memory)

Many a day I would walk into into York and would find time enough to walk along the Ouse River. I was approaching the railway bridge and saw four lads playing silly on a swing rope which was hanging but a few feet from the Banking side. Many times I had seen these lads or lads like them swing on the rope and get much (...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)

One memory of my time spent at St Peter's as a border (my house been The Rise )were the God awful brown blazers purchased from Moss Bros (of York). It wasn't that they were uncomfortable that was the problem, it was the rule that they had to be worn constantly. The school week was Monday to Saturday lunch time, after which we (...Read full memory)

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