Had to share this, uploaded to YouTube by Teddyboy53Rocker, who also contributed the brilliant film of bikers riding round York in the 1960s.
This is a short film of still shots – a slideshow: ‘Vintage Volkswagens on the streets of York’. I know, it doesn’t sound exciting, unless you’re a vintage VW enthusiast. But this is definitely worth a look if you like old photos of ‘real York’, if you’re interested in the way the city has changed, and particularly if you remember York in the 1960s/70s.
28 Nov, update: List below of locations – some of these weren’t immediately obvious. Thanks to Mallory, Jim, A, and Google street view for assistance in finding them.
Credit for the list below, me: www.yorkstories.co.uk.
0.01 Acomb Court
0.03 Aldwark, across car park of Hilary House (Google Street View)
0.06 Bar Lane/Micklegate
0.08 Beckfield Lane, Acomb
0.11 Blake St
0.15 Blake St (shop advertising Cigarettes, right, now McDonalds)
0.18 Blake St (same stretch, ?different date?)
0.20 Blossom St
0.23 Car park, now site of Coppergate Centre
0.27 Clarence St
0.30 Castle Howard Ox, Townend St
0.33 Clarence St, St John’s side
0.35 Duncombe Place
0.39 Blossom St end, East Mount Rd on right
0.41 East Parade, Heworth
0.44 Exhibition Sq
0.47 Fulford Rd, entrance to St Oswald’s Rd on left
0.50 Gillygate (back of nos. 29-37), from Bootham Row car park
0.52 Goodramgate (Ogleforth corner)
0.56 Hayley’s Terrace (nr Yearsley Baths)
0.59 King’s Staith
1.02 Cumberland St, looking towards River Ouse
1.04 King’s Staith/Cumberland St
1.11 Micklegate – lovely view
1.14 Milner St, Acomb (corner with School St)
1.19 Parliament St from St Sampson’s Square
1.22 Parliament St, (gents loos, before ‘Splash Palace’)
1.25 Patrick Pool, off Church St
1.28 Monkgate end of Penley Grove St
1.31 Monkgate end of Penley Grove St, with WMC
1.34 as above
1.37 Car park by ABC cinema, Piccadilly
1.40 Presumably as above, ?Ryedale House Piccadilly on right
1.43 Queen St, car park nr station
1.49 Spen Lane
1.52 St Sampson’s Square
1.55 Station from bar walls
1.58 car park behind station (Leeman Rd)
2.01 car park behind station
2.06 Tower St
2.09 YWCA, Water Lane, Clifton (since demolished)
2.12 York Rd, Acomb
The photographer, while focussing on cars and vans, accidentally captured ordinary corners in the ordinary streets so many of us grew up in and knew. Including a tree I climbed as a child, which was chopped down years ago. Thank you, VW photographer and Teddyboy53Rocker.
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