Local details: quiz-type thing /4

It’s not really a quiz, but it’s the usual ‘have a go at guessing or just look further down the page for the answer’ format. These usually involve two different details, but this page has just one. Three images of it, zooming further out.

Reads 'ER 1953'

I noticed this the other day for the first time. Guess where? Or continue, for a wider view …

Reads 'ER 1953'. Concrete and brick building
Not the most attractive corner of York, but you may have recognised it now, if you didn’t before. If not …

1950s telephone exchange
The telephone exchange, built in the 1950s on Stonebow. Or rather, it was built before Stonebow, as illustrated in a striking photo in the archives. (See www.imagineyork.co.uk)

In 1950 when the foundations were being dug an interesting ‘object of quartzite siltstone’ was found, as reported in The Antiquaries Journal in 1952.

This similarly interesting object has come to light apparently as a result of the recent ‘hedgemaggedon’, a council-led offensive against shrubberies.

See this Google Street View from this time last year (opens in new window).

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