Monthly Archives: August 2014

A narrow escape

We all value our local shopping street on Bishy Road with its independent traders but did you know that even up to the 1970s there were plans to change the neighbourhood completely? To solve traffic problems in the centre of York in the post-war period there was a scheme for a new Inner Ring Road, […]

Historic character of our neighbourhood

John Bibby has pointed out the City of York Historic Environment Characterisation Project (YHECP), which is part of English Heritage’s characterisation programme: “Characterisation helps to manage change in the historic environment by tracing the imprint of history. Piecing together information from maps new and historic, from aerial photos, and from the wealth of data that […]