My great uncle Derrick Gosley’s family was from the West Cottingwith/Holme on Spalding Moor area. Many of his relatives were in the pub trade. The Gosleys married into the Hairsine family. Charles William Hairsine was publican at the Anchor Inn, …

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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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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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