v i k i ng | living and working in Jorvik

The name ‘Viking’ comes from a language called ‘Old Norse’. It means ‘a pirate raid’. People who went off raiding in ships were said to be ‘going Viking’. But not all the Vikings were bloodthirsty warriors. Some came to fight, but others came peacefully, to settle. They were farmers, and kept animals and grew crops. They were skilful …

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T h e B l a c k S w a n I n n | coney street, york

The Black Swan Inn occupied a dominant position where the former BhS building stood in the heart of life in Georgian York. Back in the 18th century, the street would have been even busier than in modern times because it was the main arrival and departure point for stage coaches with the first scheduled stage …

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Michael Jenkins Amazing experience with a really professional and friendly team and some amazing happenings with evidence I can not wait til next visit thanks guys.   Colin Jenkins You need to experience it. Words just don’t cut it….   Anthony Sheldon excellent team very professional   Scare Queen An excellent ghost hunting team. No …

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RMS T I T A N I C | A York connection

The RMS Titanic sank in the early hours of 15th April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 23.40 on 14th April. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes …

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M a r g a r e t C l i t h e r o w | The Pearl of York

Margaret Clitherow. A staunch Catholic who lost her life in the name of Catholicism The turmoil which followed the Reformation created an array of martyrs on both sides of the religious divide. One such martyr, nicknamed ‘the pearl of York’, was Margaret Clitherow Margaret was born in York in 1556. In 1574 she converted to …

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