Thursday, 30 June 2016

Woolpack House

Woolpack House was formerly a public house belonging to JW Cameron the brewery company. Known then simply as The Woolpack. When it ceased as a public house it became Woolpack House and the builders moved in converting it to a Doctor's Surgery for the Jorvic Medical Practice. Later in Novemeber 2014 they were joined by the Gillygate Medical Practice and became known as the Jorvic Gillygate Medical Practice.

The building is situated at the junction where Peaseholme Green becomes Stonebow and St. Saviour's Place.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

New Buildings In York

Beside the Black Swan a 13th Century building the homeless shelter has been demolished and a brand new glass, steel and brick building has been erected for Hiscox Insurance company. One of the notable features in the roof of the building, a living green roof and some of the staff have been trained in beekeeping to look after the bee hives that have been placed on the roof.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

As I was walking into town this morning I came across this family of geese feeding on the grass in front of the little Asda in Layerthorpe.

I came across them later on holding up the number 11 bus at Foss islands bridge. Fortunately, all the traffic was very patient as they crossed the road and carried on down the path beside the River Foss.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Quite a while since I posted anything and some parts of York have changed. Some of the changes will follow over the coming days. However first I plan to start with some photos of the flooding that occurred in York at the end of last year when the pumps on the Foss barrier failed causing several million pounds worth of damage. There are some businesses in Fossgate and Walmgate that are still not back up and running yet.

Foss Islands bridge with DEFRA in the Background 

Crossing by Morrisons Supermarket on Foss Islands Road
Giant sand bags being brought in by Chinnook helicopter
Frankie & Bennies just high enough to escape the flood waters

Majestic Wines hopefully the van engine is just above the water level
Mini roundabout between Morrisons and Pets At Home and Homebase under a couple of feet of water.