The Changing Face of York
This tour explores the southern stretch of the River Ouse in York. The commentary considers the impact of the river on the development of the City, the redevelopment of the iconic Terry’s Chocolate Works, and the importance of horse racing. It is full of variety, and includes elements of geography and geology as well as much about the history of the area.
For some background if you follow this link for the Ordnance Survey map published in 1853 you will see that this area was almost all fields at this time.
Then look at the Ordnance Survey map published in 1932, where you will see many changes.
Perhaps the best place for a drink and something to eat is the Winning Post on Bishopthorpe Road (just a couple of hundred metres north of the junction with Campleshon Road).
This walk was designed by John Stevens, with the support of Susan Major. Thanks to Anne Houson for recording the text, and to Giles Cookson from the Card Index for letting us use some of his postcard views. John Stevens took all the photos except where specified.
Audio tour developed by "Clements Hall Local History Group" and powered by IZI.travel
LIST OF SITES
- 1. The Millennium Bridge
- 2. View off Millennium Bridge
- 3. The Ings
- 4. Terry's Chocolate Works
- 5. Terry's Chocolate Site
- 6. Terry's Chocolate Site 2
- 7. Terry's & Krafts
- 8. York Racecourse
- 9. The Knavesmire
- 10. Campleshon Road
- 11. Clock Tower Way