All posts by Ian Ashworth

York resident and regular contributor. Fascinated by this historic city and always keen to promote local, independent businesses. The man taking the photographs and tweeting from @Jorvik
  • St Mary’s, Castlegate
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    St Mary’s Church, Castlegate, is one of 19 surviving parish churches from the 40 once in existence in medieval York and is located in the southern part of the old medieval […]

  • St Michael le Belfrey
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    St Michael le Belfrey is the only remaining 16th-century church in York; built between 1525 and 1536 it is the largest pre-Reformation parish church in the city. It stands on […]

  • Petergate
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    Petergate (named due its proximity with the Minster dedicated to St Peter) is a lively and quaint shopping thoroughfare and part of the newly branded Minster Quarter. On the site […]

  • The River Ouse
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    The River Ouse, flowing through York along with the Foss, has aided the city’s progress – and occasionally its periodic demise from unwanted and fearful ‘travellers’ such as the Black […]

  • William Etty
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    William Etty, York’s best known artist, devoted his career to the nude. He was born in York in 1787 in Feasegate where his father was a baker and confectioner; his […]

  • Saint Margaret Clitherow
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    Saint Margaret Clitherow was put to death in York on 25 March 1586; she is an English saint and martyr who was canonised in 1970 by Pope Paul VI. Margaret […]

  • Guy Fawkes
    January 29, 2013, No comments

    Guy Fawkes, the infamous conspirator, was born in York in 1570 and christened on 16 April 1570 in St Michael le Belfrey Church, High Petergate, as listed in the church […]

  • King Richard III
    January 29, 2013, No comments

    Richard III was the last Yorkist King of England; he died on 22 August 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field effectively ending the Wars of the Roses between the […]

  • George Hudson – The Railway King
    January 29, 2013, No comments

    York’s ‘railway king’ George Hudson was born at Howsham in 1800.  He was a son of the High Constable of Buckrose, John Hudson, a farmer. George Hudson was famous for […]

  • John Carr – Georgian Architect
    January 28, 2013, No comments

    John Carr, a renowned prolific Georgian architect and the only provincial member of the London Architects’ Club, has stamped his name on many of the finest buildings in York, among […]