Books about York

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Memories of York (Memories)
Memories of York is a collection of photographs form a time not-so- long- ago. It is not a history book, rather a nostalgic look at life concentrating on that most eventful period in our recent past centred around the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Each picture is brought to life with generous, well researched captions that will rekindle thoughts of how things were in the York of our childhood, the York of our parents, and perhaps even our grandparents.
Inside this book you will find images of everyday life, including people at work, at play, on the move and in the city centre. Every facet of York nostalgia finds a place.
A Walk Around the Snickelways of York
The perfect guide for exploring York on foot through its network of snickets, ginnels, alleyways, courts, yards and footstreets. With 85 maps and sketches.
York People 1850-1980 (Images of England)
Compiled from York Libraries and Archives' photographic website Imagine York, this absorbing collection offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the people who shaped the history and character of this great city in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Images range from those of people laughing at a gala or enjoying a day out at the races, to pictures of families fighting to make the best of life in the face of adversity. The emphasis throughout is on ordinary people actually living - at work and at home, at peace and at war, in worship and celebration, during quiet moments of contemplation and at times of great excitement. There is something here for everyone - young and old, visitor and resident alike - who has an interest in the city of York and would like to know more about the people who shaped its history.
York: Then and Now
The city of York is one of England's most historic and best preserved cities, which is uniquely reflected in this fascinating compilation. Contrasting a selection of ninety archive images alongside full-colour modern photographs, this unique book captures how the city used to be and how it looks today. Accompanied by informative captions, each page captures life in the area as it once was - and is now. Featuring streets and buildings, shops and businesses, and the people of York, all aspects of life in the city are covered, providing a fascinating insight into the changing face of the city. As well as delighting the many tourists who visit the city, York Then and Now will provide present occupants with a glimpse of how the city used to look, in addition to awakening nostalgic memories for those who used to live or work here.

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