Bay Horse, Marygate

3 February 2009

Bay Horse Marygate – reopened

Hurrah, I’ve found a recently abandoned late Victorian building that has escaped being either demolished or turned into apartments (I am tired of typing the A word.) Better still, it’s a pub. A recently reopened … More …

Groves WMC

14 March 2008

Wooden sign: Groves Club and Institute Union. John Smith's Beers.

The Groves Working Men’s Club closed in October 2006, and last autumn the planning application to redevelop the site was approved.

This is one of those places that most of … More …

Foss Bank

14 March 2008

View – Foss Bank, York, new development

These buildings have appeared along the side of the Foss, at Foss Bank, since last year. I was rather rude about this development after reading the silly promotional blurb, but have to say … More …

York College

31 July 2007

York College building, July 2007

This, one of York’s newest and most striking buildings, is on the outskirts of the city. After a long walk to Bishopthorpe, I wasn’t sure whether it was worth taking a detour right up Sim … More …

Hungate, spring 2007

26 April 2007

Hungate development area – view

It’s all change around here. It’s been a strange series of spaces for some years now – a lot of it car park, or areas that weren’t quite anything at all, being reclaimed by nature. Since … More …

25 Bootham (The Roxy)

July 2006

Front door, 25 Bootham, 2006

It’s a very smart black door, the front door to a building at the top of Bootham, a stone’s throw from Bootham Bar. Many old Yorkies will have fond memories of going through this door late … More …