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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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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