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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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1942 ‘Baedeker’ raid

I’ve updated and I hope enhanced the pages on this site relating to the air raid on 29 April 1942. The civilian casualties list has had a lot of visitors in recent days, following an article in The Press about the ‘Baedeker’ raid. I’ve added a page with a simplified, … More …

Tanner’s Moat photo, undated …

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I’d forgotten I had this photo, originally scanned years back, and just rediscovered on my computer.

It’s small, very pale, and faded, but recognisable as a view of Tanner’s Moat (click to enlarge the view) … More …

Capaldi’s Snack Bar, 1950s

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Tower Street, where Capaldi’s had a snack bar, next to the shop selling Frigidaire products, and where, in those days, it was possible to park right in front of your premises to load … More …