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    Posted 7 years ago

    vetraio50
    (723 items)

    BOOTHAM BAR & MINSTER, YORK

    The Millers visited the city of York in 1906 as part of their grand tour of the world's racecourses. York racecourse is the third largest in England. York is also a city with a long history dating back almost 2000 years. Part of that history is the Bootham Bar. The word 'Bar' is quite particular: it seems a 'Bar' is a gate. Bootham Bar is one of the four gates to the walled city of York.

    The Millers had two identical cards of this view of the gate and the Minster. Perhaps one was collected by Septimus and the other by his wife Clara? The view is well known and was painted by Myles Birket Foster in 1867. That painting is housed these days in the York Art Gallery situated at this exact same spot . This is the view you would have today if you were looking at the Minster from the steps of the Gallery. There's even a cart in the earlier watercolour by Birket Foster!

    Bootham Bar is not Roman but it has been around for quite a while: the archway itself dates from the 11th century and the rest of the structure is largely from the 14th century.

    The Scots had been a problem to York for centuries.

    The Scots headed down soon after Bannockburn. In 1319 an army of 15,000 Scotsmen advanced and the city of York would probably have fallen had it not been for its strong defensive walls, the finest examples of military architecture in England. As it was, they found York too well cared for, and so, destroying everything outside the walls, they advanced south by Ferrybridge.

    The residents of Bootham would have fared badly that day!

    In 1501 a door-knocker was installed on Bootham Bar for any Scotsman who might wish to enter the city. Scots were required to knock first and seek permission from the Lord Mayor to enter the city.

    Bootham is just outside Bootham Bar. Its name is said to derive from an ancient description as 'the place of the booths', referring to the poor huts located just outside the city walls.

    The bar was damaged during the siege of York in 1644. Like Micklegate Bar, it was sometimes used to display the heads of traitors, the heads of three rebels opposing Charles II’s restoration were placed here in 1663.

    Bootham Bar was the last of the gates to lose its barbican, demolished in 1835.

    The first of these images is a tinted card published by Francis Frith and Co. of Reigate numbered 32032 ie 1893. Printed in Saxony! The second is a Reliable series black and white card published by William Ritchie & Sons, Ltd. (WR&S) 1902-1928 London, England and Edinburg, Scotland.

    I just love these Frith cards! I like the man's style. A very good eye!

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks NUTSABOTAS!
      Yesterday was a bit problematic.
      I was not able to post on CW because of some tetchy 'techie' problem somewhere.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks to you too, TOM!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Nicely tinted that 1st one!
      I'm waiting for Micklegate now!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN. Strangely the Millers preferred the black and white cards. I have cards on all four gates. Tinted and b/w examples. The next one I've prepared is General Monck's bar!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR 'n PHIL too!!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks AIMATHENA!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV!
    9. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Great story and history!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks DON!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks LEAH!
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Stunning!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUES IN NJ, BELLTOWN 'n SEAN too!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUES IN NJ!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GARY!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY104546!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks TONINO!
    18. C.Hargreaves, 7 years ago
      The View would be looking at Bootham Bar from the Museum roof. I used to cycle past by there every day on the way to my office job prior to moving to Japan. Bootham also has a `mental hospital` just up the road back and to the left of the image. To the right out of picture would be the Theatre Royal. I have a 120+ year old framed print of York Minster and might photo it for comparison here later.
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks C. HARGREAVES. I will be posting some more cards of York Minster inside and out and some others too. I would appreciate your input!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks INKY, BRACKEN3 'n TED STRAUB!
    21. C.Hargreaves, 7 years ago
      I checked again, and the York Minster print I have is dated 1819 (almost 200 years).
      I put it here;-
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/118263-origional-1819-york-minster-engraved-pri?in=1081
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      A great print. Thanks again C. HARGREAVES!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks CHARLIE!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks NH10 !!!!

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