St Andrewgate, 1977


[Photo: Andy Tuckwell]

Lovely old brickwork, in wonky and dilapidated-looking buildings. A reminder of what the Bedern/St Andrewgate area looked like before redevelopment, its shabby charm captured here in sunlight and shadow on walls and windows.

Mysterious tower in enchanted forest …


Toll house, Lendal Bridge

I was rather charmed by this image of a familiar thing from an unfamiliar angle.

It’s not really a mysterious tower in an enchanted forest – it’s one of the 19th century toll houses on Lendal Bridge, looking up … More …

Barbican Centre reopens

September 2011

Toll house, Lendal Bridge

The Barbican Centre opened again this year after a long closure. I can’t remember why it was closed and I have to say I didn’t really care. I’ve gone to gigs here and a meeting, and every time, … More …

Brilliant bats: batty facts

May 2011


No doubt many of us have had a profound respect for bats since that fabulous front page on the local Press, ‘Bats scupper York big wheel plan’, with an inset picture of a bat that made it look huge and … More …

On a bus back to the 80s

Though all the photos on this site so far have been taken by me with my digital camera, I didn’t take these photos – my dad took them. He worked at the railway offices just around the corner from Rougier Street, and he always had his camera with … More …