Reminiscent of the Stonebow pub in York from the mid-1950s

OUR archive photo today dates from 1958 and shows the Stonebow pub on the corner of Stonebow and Fossgate.

The pub has had many incarnations over the years – and has gone through several name changes, including Northern Wall, The Boulevard, YO1 and The Terrace as it is known today.

Best known for its sports coverage – this is the place to catch the big game of the day.

It’s fair to say it’s been a football fan’s mecca for many years now, thanks to the multiple screens dotted around the bar.

It must have been quite different in 1958 – and if any readers remember, please get in touch.

So called Stonebow, it was named after its location.

York Press: Building Stonebow in the 1950sBuilding Stonebow in the 1950s

Stonebow, the road linking downtown to Layerthorpe – was built just three years earlier, opening on October 14, 1955. It was part of a slum removal program and featured many new buildings, many made of concrete, that reached a note with many who have sought to preserve York’s historic character.

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