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A baby linen warehouse

On a recent evening in York, I left the Explore York Library and Archives and walked the medieval streets in search of a “baby linen warehouse” – or where it had been. 626 more words


12. York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum

12. York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum

Saturday, 18 May

Number 34 Bootham has, like so many other B&Bs, their own system for handling breakfast. When you check-in to your room you find printed menus on the beds along with a felt pen. 3,089 more words


Two Centuries Earlier.......

This week, we’re taking you on a short walking tour of the city centre – not as it is today, but as it would’ve looked in the early Nineteenth Century – using descriptions taken from the pages of… 566 more words

York Castle I - The Time Machine

While it may be a staple of science fiction stores, I doubt time travel is a viable possibility. Relax though; I’m not going to give a scientific explanation why I believe that to be the case, nor a theological one. 563 more words


Death on Kirkgate

In previous blogs I have explored dimensions of memorials in the contemporary landscape and the relationship between material cultures, monuments and landscape.

There are many dimensions to our societies’ links between roads, urban space and death but none so explicit as this.  595 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

The UK and Ireland Part 7: York

It’s fair to say I’ve visited a lot of museums during my trip.

From military museums to crystal museums to museums of childhood, I’ve seen plenty…but I’ve found my reaction to them to be a bit hit and miss. 175 more words