When petrol was plentiful /1


In decades past, the motorist in need of petrol didn’t go out to Tesco on Clifton Moor, but could find it here, on Bootham, at the entrance to Bootham Row, right next to the Bootham Tavern, and in numerous locations nearby.

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York v Leicester: battle for the bones


Here’s a detail from a beautiful wooden screen in York Minster, remembering women who gave their lives in war. Moving, isn’t it.

‘Lay my body where you will, and be not anxious about it’

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King’s Square: consultation

Old headstone, littered with pieces of disposable plastic fork

Remove the trees? Narrow the road? Dig up and bring out the bodies?
You choose …
Well, not really, it’s probably likely that the decision has already been made. But if you’re not as jaded by depressing examples of previous consultations as I am, please do have your say on King’s Square, and the plans for it.

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Forever changes


A photo taken today at York’s art gallery, which is about to close for years, for major refurbishment. Before its refurbishment, an open day, which encouraged people to write on its walls. More on … More …