One of Terry’s chairmen was Noel Goddard Terry. He was badly wounded in the First World War (5th West Yorkshire Regiment) but survived. He had a house built in 1927 near the racecourse, called Goddards. It is now owned by …

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My nanna, Millie Cooper, née Neale, had a sister called Betty. There was ten years between their births as the First World War had intervened. Betty married Derrick Wilfred Gosley on the 15th September 1945 at Holy Trinity, Heworth, York. …

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A lot of my dad’s side of the family worked for the railway. I stumbled upon a useful resource when I was looking for one of mum’s ancestors. I was looking for George Aspinall who was assistant station master at …

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Ten Pound Poms is the term used in Australia and New Zealand to describe British citizens who emigrated to those countries after the Second World War. The Government of Australia initiated the ‘Assisted Passage Migration Scheme’ in 1945. People only had to pay £10 and the government paid the …

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I am fascinated by old photographs. I’m lucky that my uncle Derek gave me some in the 1980’s when he emptied his aunt’s home. It’s fun trying to work out who people are and where a photo may have been …

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Photographers in York In the White’s Directory of 1840 no photographers are listed in York. William Webster was at 9 St Saviourgate in 1858. Henry F Newell at 7 Railway Street in 1858. By the 1871 census he was living …

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