Month: July 2015

“How did a boat with such a tall mast end up moored outside the Kings Arms?”: An answer to the question we put to you in the York Press!

When we here at York Explore first studied this photograph from the York Motor Yacht Club archive collection (reference MYC), we were baffled as to how it actually got to the Kings Arms, considering the existence of both Ouse Bridge and Skeldergate Bridge. Could its masts have collapsed to get under the bridges? This did … Continue reading “How did a boat with such a tall mast end up moored outside the Kings Arms?”: An answer to the question we put to you in the York Press!

Experiencing a ‘Gateway to Your Archives’ workshop for the very first time!

Last Thursday I went along to my very first ‘Gateway to Your Archives’ workshop. It was a wonderful day and it was clear from the feedback we received that it was enjoyed by all. I thought I’d share my experiences with you, being new to the workshops myself! The day started the way any day … Continue reading Experiencing a ‘Gateway to Your Archives’ workshop for the very first time!

Hello there! Introducing Explore’s Newbie…

Hello there! I am Jenny McGarvey, the latest newbie here at York Explore (when I say “newbie”, that’s not technically correct. You might recognise me from my previous blog post, “Getting to Grips with Criminal Histories...”, posted back in March when I was a placement student here, but I am delighted to be back as … Continue reading Hello there! Introducing Explore’s Newbie…