Gasworks gang, 1955


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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Adams Hydraulics, 1990


Once upon a time these low buildings – ‘Adams Hydraulics – Engineers and Ironfounders’ – occupied the site by the Foss where the massive bulk of the DEFRA building was built in the later 1990s.

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Tanner Row, 1977


This building occupied the riverside site near Lendal Bridge now occupied by the Aviva offices. See comments added for more information.

[Photo: Andy Tuckwell]

Factories, and parks

Autumn 2006

Homestead Park, 7 August 2006

This is the Homestead Park, in Clifton, York. About a hundred years ago, a member of the Rowntree family handed his back garden over to local people. On 16 July 1904, Seebohm Rowntree announced that for a … More …