1942 ‘Baedeker’ raid

I’ve updated and I hope enhanced the pages on this site relating to the air raid on 29 April 1942. The civilian casualties list has had a lot of visitors in recent days, following an article in The Press about the ‘Baedeker’ raid. I’ve added a page with a simplified, … More …

Baedeker raid

February 2011

Stained glass by Harry Stammers, St Martin le Grand, York

The ‘Baedeker raid’ on York was the most destructive bombing raid on the city. It wasn’t the only time York was bombed during the war years, but it’s the most … More …

Memorial to a railwayman


Memorial to William Milner, York railway station

The text on the plaque reads:

In memory of William Milner – born 1900, died 1942

Station Foreman William Milner, a keen member of the LNER First-Aid Movement, gave his life in an attempt … More …