Tag Archives: pubs

Welcome to the Angel on the Green

The exciting new community cafe/bar/bike repair shop on Bishy Road is open at last, on the corner of Darnborough St. Many congratulations to Pete Kilbane and colleagues for this new venture. The name was inspired by our researches into local shop history. One of the shops here, in the 1920s, was a pork butchers, Angel […]

Historic Pubs : a conservation issue pioneered in York

We take pride in our wonderful heritage pubs in York, with their celebrated historic interiors, including the Swan and the Golden Ball in our own local area. But did you know that the campaign to save Britain’s historic pub interiors had its origins here in York around 40 years ago? In 1978 the local York […]

The Winning Post – a decorative puzzle

You might not be aware that the profile of public houses in our area has been shaped by a figure from a hundred years ago. Canon Argles of St Clements arrived in the parish in 1871 and became an outspoken critic of drink and public houses, seeing drink as a social evil. Despite the large […]

The shady side of life in Nunnery Lane

Pauline Alden has been looking at the intriguing story of Annie Caspar, a woman living locally over 100 years ago. The information was obtained from Annie’s descendant Michael Kettlewell. The tale of this notorious woman concerns one of the former pubs in the area, the Joiners Arms, at 49 Spencer Street, which ran between Caroline […]