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Today is our final installment in our Obscure York series. Read on to find out all about our historic Snickelways.
The truth about one of York’s overlooked architectural gems.
A glimpse at the Cold War Bunker in residential York.
There is an inexplicable simpatico between York and The United States of America. Seemingly unrelated and completely different, the two places share a series of shared figures and events, highlighting an unexpected commonality.
To accompany the recent Art & Controversy exhibition at York Art Gallery, let Obscure York take you on a walk around the city, visiting places of interest, charting Etty’s life.
The Old White Swan, on Goodramgate, is a friendly pub. It has a good range of drinks, a regular quiz, even a couple of fruities knocking round if you fancy a punt. What is missing from the twenty-first century drinking hole, however, is an eight-foot-tall Irish man on display.
Do you know your Bramling Cross from your Fuggles? Are you aware of the difference between a crystal or a chocolate malt? Any idea what burtonisation is? If not, pay attention; you just might learn something.
Today’s Obscure York takes a look at a church which is actually older than the York Minster we know today, but no less interesting.
The twenty-four acre York Cemetery is a part of the city most of you will have rarely visited. This should change after reading this.
Today’s Obscure York takes a look at the origins of the names of some of the streets in York.
This 1778 timepiece stands iconically over Coney Street, but many may never have questioned its presence. Here we take a look at the iconic clock.
For the uninitiated, The Hairy Fig is an exciting and indispensable delicatessen in the centre of the city.
Museum Gardens plays host to a group of people whose aim it is to garner and spread knowledge.
Beneath street level, next to the toilets of all places, stands a paean to both the rich history of Bettys in York, and also the bravery of British and overseas soldiers in the second World War.
Hidden among the undergrowth, alongside the winding paths of Museum Gardens, a small, hexagonal, cone-roofed building stands.
The stone was integral to the survival of York residents during the time that the plague ripped through the region in the 17th century. Infected city residents left money at the stone to pay for food grown by residents of the Clifton area.