This book combines a fascinating selection of 180 modern and archive images that trace some of the many ways in which Haxby, Wigginton, Strensall, Huntington and New Earswick have changed and developed over the last century. This book tells the fascinating stories of five villages situated to the north of the city of York. This revised edition of Villages Around York Through Time will give residents and visitors alike a unique glimpse of how their village used to look.
Looking in particular at the development of schools and churches in Haxby and Huntington, and at Strensall's historic association with the army, this book also explores the impact of the Foss Navigation and the pioneering, visionary work of the Joseph Rowntree Trust that resulted in the opening of the new Joseph Rowntree School in 2010. Join Paul Chrystal as he takes a closer look at these historic villages.
Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics and wrote his MPhil thesis on attitudes to women in Roman love poetry. He appears regularly on BBC local radio the World Service. He is the author of over fifty books on a wide range of subjects, including histories of northern places, social histories of tea and of chocolate, a history of confectionery in Yorkshire and various aspects of classical literature and Roman history.