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Tips for Visiting the City of York

Yorkshire folk are not fools, just taciturn

do not try to drive in the City of York

you will get lost and frustrated

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in the City of York, pedestrians ignore motor traffic

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get a good map of the city centre

which will not stop you from becoming hopelessly lost

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always carry an umbrella

which you will find utterly inconvenient, and lose

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the pub grub is good and so is the beer, which is warm brown and flat

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there are bus tours and walking tours of the city

to be recommended if you are an American

at least you won’t get lost

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visit; The Minster, The Railway Museum, The Shambles, the City Walls, Clifford’s Tower, and York Art Gallery

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Clifford’s Tower where on March 16th 1190 some 150 Jews were massacred, (in the original timber building, which was then burned down)

 

Scenes on Sunday ~ York Signage

knowledge is realising that the street is one way
wisdom is looking in both directions

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

here in England buildings are expected to last several hundred years

Food on Friday ~ English Pubs

if you can make it down to the pub
the pub will make it up to you

Now that lockdown has been eased somewhat, people are starting to eat out again, and one of the great English traditions is the pub lunch.

Unlike in a lot of countries, English pub food can be excellent, and I’m not just talking sandwiches here.  Although traditional English pub grub does include the hot beef sandwich, along with steak pies, shepherds pie, and the classic fish and chips.

Fish and chips in an English pub should be either cod or haddock, together with thick cut ‘homestyle’ chips, and perhaps mushy peas, (which if you’ve never seen them look a lot like guacamole).

On Sundays a good English pub will undoubtedly serve roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, along with at least two vegetables.  As well as roast beef roast lamb and roast chicken are also popular here.

Or there is that other English Classic dish, toad in the hole.

The key thing is to find a really good pub, and if you don’t know one in the area then just look for a church tower, and there will undoubtedly be a great pub nearby.  If they serve it, then try the chicken and leek pie.

 

Some English pubs have been there a very long time indeed, truly medeval.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

in a pub drink beer

unless you’re in the West Country

where the cider is usually good

York Railway Museum

it doesn’t matter which side of the tracks you’re from
the trains still roll the same

Mallard the Fastest Steam Locomotive of them all~~~

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Duchess of Hamilton

Princess Coronation Class 1938

Scenes on Sunday ~ York

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this son of York;

These days ancient English City of York is full of bicycles, churches, tourists, and pubs ~ mostly pubs.  And mostly not a  lot of Shakespeare.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

 

unless you are a very attractive American woman, don’t ask to taste a load of different beers before you buy a pint.

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