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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There are a surprising number of buildings still standing in York that were previously used by the railway industry. Here are some of them. The Yorkshire and North Midland (Y&NM) Railway opened in 1839. Y&NM loco works One of the …

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We bought a few items from Beverley Antiques and Collectors Centre last week. One is a postcard of Walmgate Bar. It had been posted to Mrs Beckett, Barton-le-Willow, near York on 11.7.1908. Looking at census records, I think this was …

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The church of St Michael and All Angels in Garton on the Wolds was built in the 12th Century. The inside contains glorious Victorian wall paintings by Clayton and Bell. The company also did the windows and roof decoration. Above …

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