Work begins on the White Swan

Mock tudor frontage

Wow. Fantastic. I feel like the heading to this page should be in big shouty capital letters and perhaps accompanied by a trumpet fanfare.

York’s most famous and long-standing eyesore is being redeveloped. No, really. It really is this time.

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Nevil Shute and Airspeed, York: part 2

Airspeed factory on Piccadilly, aka Reynard's Garage/'that old eyesore'

To many people in York it’s known as Reynards garage, as it was for many years. Those who don’t remember that period call it ‘an eyesore’ or ‘that old bus garage’ or ‘that old tram shed’. But this is where, in the early 1930s, the early Airspeed aircraft were built.

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