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York in the 1950s

Ten Years that Changed a City

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Author: Paul Chrystal

The 1950s in York was a decade of reconstruction and regeneration after the depredations of the Second World War. This book charts these changes to give a unique picture of the city that gradually emerged over the years 1950–59. It covers developments in the railway and confectionery industries that provided the foundation for growth and prosperity — the changing face of trade on the high street; the growth of tourism; the role of the media in the city; music, cinema, theatre and entertainment; schools, colleges and hospitals in the city; and York City FC. Using archive material from The York Press, York City Archives and the prestigious Borthwick Institute at the University of York, this book provides a unique history of York in an often forgotten decade, forgotten even though it provides the bedrock for much of what we see today.

Book ISBN 9781445640594

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 May 2015

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 100


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