Sit back and indulge yourself in a wave of pure nostalgia.
Let schoolboy Eric Colts be your guide, as he takes us on a tour of York – in 1976.
Watch traffic drive straight past the Minster, goggle at the size of those flared trousers, and see shops that are long closed, like Michael Frost the artist and photographer on Shambles.
His tour was first screened as part of the BBC children’s show, Why Don’t You..?
This was a summer series made by youngsters to encourage their peers to stop watching telly “and go and do something less boring instead”. Ironic, really.
Local resident Eric’s tour points out many of York’s quirks, including the red devil on Stonegate, the butcher’s hooks on Shambles, and the fire plates on several buildings.
The film has been released from the archive as part of the BBC’s local democracy news partnership.
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