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
  • The Black Death in York
    January 28, 2013, No comments

    The Black Death, originally known as the Great Death, began in China in 1346 and swept across Europe in the 14th century killing millions, finally abating in 1350. The plague, […]

  • The Vikings and Jorvik
    January 28, 2013, No comments

    The first Vikings to take York were Danes travelling north from East Anglia in 866. The Vikings turned around the dwindling Anglo-Saxon port of Eoforwic making it into a prosperous […]

  • St William’s College, College Street
    January 28, 2013, No comments

    St William’s College was built in 1465 for York Minster’s Chantry Priests, a community of around 24, known as fellows, who received advance payments for praying for the souls of […]

  • York Minster
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    The spectacular York Minster, formally titled ‘The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York’, is a world renowned masterpiece of architecture and design. One of the largest of […]

  • Old White Swan, Goodramgate
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    One of York’s oldest public houses worth exploring further is the characterful Old White Swan on Goodramgate. An old coaching inn, not merely a pub but a pub complex, it […]

  • St Mary’s Abbey, Museum Gardens
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    The peaceful and picturesque abbey ruins of the Yorkshire Museum Gardens belie their illustrious past. St Mary’s Abbey, York, the largest and wealthiest of all Benedictine institutions in northern England […]

  • Treasurer’s House, Minster Yard
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    The Treasurer’s House, in Minster Yard, York, was built in the late 11th century as a home for the Minster’s treasurer, a role it fulfilled until 1547; after the Reformation […]

  • Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    Holy Trinity Church is a real find – if you can find it! Out of sight of nearby Goodramgate its secluded peaceful churchyard is just a stone’s throw from one […]

  • Our Lady’s Row, Goodramgate
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    Goodramgate has as one of its many points of interest a row of remarkable 14thcentury cottages called Our Lady’s Row; its historical and architectural significance make it a must-see attraction. […]

  • Goodramgate
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    The Viking legacy is evident in many of York’s place names; Goodramgate, created by the Vikings in 1100 and now lined with charming shops and many pubs and cafés, is […]