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Postcards949 of 1543YORK “FROM THR CITY WALLS” c 1900PLUMPTON ROCKS - ON THE TURNER TRAIL
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    Posted 7 years ago

    vetraio50
    (723 items)

    The postcards collected by Septimus and Clara Miller included 21 on the topic of York. It is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city was founded by the Romans under the name of Eboracum in 71 AD.

    Before New York there was York.
    The Millers did both cities on this trip in 1906!

    The word York (from Danish Jorvik 9th century AD) derives from the Latinised name for the city, variously rendered as Eboracum, Eburacum or Eburaci.

    In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre. It seems that this card includes some of the Roman walls to the left and in the foreground you can see a grassed area. This was the site of the original railway station in York. For this reason this strict of the the walls is called these days "The Station Road Walls".

    York is 188.5 miles (303 km) north of London, the main line connecting the capital of England with Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Originally it was part of the North Eastern Railway.

    The first York railway station was a temporary wooden building on Queen Street outside the walls of the city, opened in 1839 by the York and North Midland Railway. It was succeeded in 1841, inside the walls, by what is now York old railway station. In due course, the irksome requirement that through trains between London and Newcastle needed to reverse out of the old York station to continue their journey necessitated the construction of a new through station outside the walls. This was the present station, designed by the North Eastern Railway architects Thomas Prosser and William Peachey, which opened in 1877. It had 13 platforms and was at that time the largest station in the world. As part of the new station project, the Royal Station Hotel (now The Royal York Hotel), designed by Peachey, opened in 1878.

    Lots to see and do in York!

    Check out the number of motor vehicles heading into the city!

    The postcard was published by F. Frith & Co. Ltd. of Reigate, Surrey and is numbered 39492 dating the photo to 1897.

    Francis Frith is an interesting character in his own right!

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Francis Frith (31 October 1822 – 25 February 1898) was an English photographer of the Middle East and many towns in the United Kingdom.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Frith
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT 'n PHIL too!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Before New York there was York!

      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT 'n PHIL too!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks LEAH!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Fabulous city York - one of UKs must sees!
      Get rid of today's cars and the old town would not be much different to this picture (and what Septimus and Clara would have seen).
      Wonderful card.
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Very beautiful city!!!! :)
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Love the landscape!!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN, SEAN, TOM 'n AIMATHENA too!
    9. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      If you can make it there (York) you can make it anywhere! I would be more happy in days like that, with no traffic.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Thanks Don!
      Top of the list
      Head of the heap
      King of the hill
      Right there in old Old York !
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV 'n AUSTRO too!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUES IN NJ 'n FORTAPACHE too!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks Moon!
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks VALENTINO!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks POPS52!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUES IN NJ, GARY 'n TONINO too!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks NUTSABOTAS!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks BLUNDERBUSS!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks INKY 'n BRACKEN3!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks CHARLIE!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks LISA LIGHTING!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks NH10 !! !!

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