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1960s York, on YouTube

… in which we are transported through the streets of ‘old York’ via motorbike: what looks like East Parade in Heworth, as well as Spurriergate, High Petergate full of parked cars, etc. Includes several shots of the ordinary folk of York going about their business, including a group of women heading for the Rowntree’s factory, with its factory clock.

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Lovely photo, interesting article, and pinterest …

At last I’ve found one of these social media applications that does something I was needing a third-party application to do.

I often find images I want to keep track of, and end up bookmarking the whole page, and then can’t find them again. I spent about half an … More …

Gasworks gang, 1955

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On their way to the FA Cup semi-final, in 1955. We try to deduce exactly where they were standing in relation to the gas works pictured behind them, as all those buildings are now gone.

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The Forsselius garages, Blossom St, 1930s

Number 20 Blossom Street was built as the Forsselius car showroom, between the wars. The Pevsner guide calls it ‘a period piece well worth preserving’. Audrey, who now lives in the US, remembers it well, and the original Forsselius garage across the road.

“My father worked at Forsselius Garage in … More …

York on film, 1930s

Glimpses of York – 1930s … barely any traffic, cyclists with acres of space on virtually empty roads. See the shot of the chap on the bike approaching Walmgate Bar, about 25 seconds in …

Also a nice film of scouts on the River Ouse, in the same decade.

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York on film: 1944

A quick tour of the famous historic bits — and a busy Coney Street — all described by one of those lovely posh voiceovers of the time.

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