Blossom Street and Queen Street, York

The Windmill pub on the corner of Blossom Street and Queen Street recalls mills on the Mount. In fact, the pub didn’t use to be on the corner. A building used by Brown Brothers and Taylor Ltd was demolished to widen Queen Street between 1907 and 1911. Demolition was necessary due to the move to electric trams.

Next to the Windmill is now the Premier Inn. The clocks were there when this was Forsselius Garage. It sold Morris and Wolseley cars. More details can be found on the York Stories website.

In the yard behind the Windmill, now giving access to the Premier Inn, there are remains of what look like stables and hay lofts.

In the car park you can see the side of the Railway Institute and the back of houses on Queen’s Street.

Queen Street

Queen Street and Railway Institute from the Bar Walls

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