It’s the ’shortest day’ today, the winter solstice. Usually on 21 December, sometimes on 22 December, as this year. This is perhaps why I woke up at 5am, and am now sitting at my computer at 8am. … More …

Easter Sunday, 2006

16 April 2006

Daffodils on the city walls

Hurrah, it’s spring. Here are some daffodils on the bar walls, on Queen Street near the station, photographed during a long and winding wander through York.

I always expect public holidays to have really disappointing … More …

Christmas Day, 2005

25 December 2005

Father Christmas and the Minster, Christmas Day 2005

I normally hibernate as much as possible through winter – which is probably why I’m only just adding this festive page in April. But I’m glad we went for a little wander into … More …

Remembrance Sunday, 2005

13 November 2005

Remembrance Sunday, York, 2005

of remembrance, in the Memorial Gardens, York, Sunday 13 November 2005.

Poppy wreath

not joined the Remembrance Sunday commemorations in the city centre before.
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November 5th, 2005

November 2005

There hasn’t been a free council-arranged Bonfire Night firework display for years. This page records the city’s display in 2005. Certainly memorable – but mainly because of the stampeding confusion of people trying to find it.

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Summer solstice, 2005

21 June 2005

York Minster west front, evening, 21 June 2005

year I went for a walk into York on the evening of the longest day, and took my camera with me, to mark the summer solstice with some photos of … More …