As previously mentioned, Saturday was ‘Write Your Own Plaque’ day, part of the Living with History project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Below is a selection of the plaques placed on a wander through York. Paul Furness gave us the background to many of the plaques, and these stories are also included in this article in York Mix — highly recommended.
It was a fascinating and enjoyable wander. We had to brave rain showers and even hailstones at one point, so I hope the plaques survived that. (They’re only temporary, made from laminated paper and stuck on with tape.)
A highlight of the walk was our investigation of a forgotten toilet off Church Lane … More on that story later.