Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Poor to posh

Another shot of the first phase of the Hungate development. Further building has to wait for the completion of the archeological dig in this once poor quarter of the town. As well as 19th century slums, Viking dwellings have also been uncovered, and both periods of York's history have recently featured on television. This article is worth reading, and the two-part BBC programme, A life without work worth watching. The Yorkshire Post also covers the Addy family story and  Seebohm Rowntree's study of poverty in York.


  1. Cool reflection. Those Vikings sure got around.

  2. Wow, those are fascinating finds! Looks like the river needs some cleaning too.