Goodramgate then and now – How many places can you recognise?

30 Jan 2021 @ 3.46 pm
| History, Quiz

Here’s a chance to see one of York’s main streets as it used to be.

But can you spot what these old shops are today?

Goodramgate has been a key city street for centuries. Its name is believed to have come from the Viking king Guthrum who ruled from York in the 9th century.

Present day Goodramgate is a bustling street of shops, cafes and restaurants in the glorious shadow of York Minster. But can you recognise what it used to look like?

Have a guess, then flip the card to see if you were right!

Historic photos from Explore York

All the old pictures come, with permission, from the Explore York Libraries archive.

You can browse through them and buy prints from the Explore York Images website here.

Goodramgate then and now

Let's start off with an easy one...

This cigar shop is now a...

This building has seen a lot of history...

From a timber merchants to a...

This Tudor-style detailing is iconic...

What's on this corner now...

A.E. Steigmann and Co. Butchers on the left is unrecognisable now...

The view out of Bedern is quite different now...

The shop on the left with a sale on is now selling something quite different...

In more recent history - this card shop is now a...

All 10 questions completed!


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