A Snapshot of York Industry Through Timeadmin
York, because of its cloth trade and the ancillary industries associated with it in the 14th century, was described as ‘the foremost industrial town in the North of England.’
This prosperity was short-lived though, and the trade in cloth declined to such a degree that, as we have seen, a visitor to the city in the seventeenth century, Thomas Fuller, remarked: ‘the foreign trade is like their river…low and flat.’. The railway and confectionery industries were soon to change York’s industrial landscape.
This snapshot of images have all appeared in The Press, and Yorkshire Evening Press over the years, and now form part of our new book, York Through the Lens of The Press, by Paul Chrystal.
York Through the Lens of The Press
This book is a unique compilation of around 350 photographs which have been published in the The Press (and before that The York Evening Press) over the last 80 or so years. Captions accompany each of the photographs telling the story behind the picture and placing it in historical context.
Many of the images have not been seen since they were first published in the paper, and for that reason they provide the reader with an opportunity to indulge in some unashamed and untrammelled nostalgia, whatever their age.
You can find the book in various bookstores and outlets in York, or order your copy securely and simply here: https://destinworld.com/product/york-through-the-lens-of-the-press/