Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Valley Gardens as Harrogate is transported back to the 1940s

Wartime nostalgia was all the rage in Harrogate Valley Gardens as thousands of people flocked to 40s Day - many of them in period costume.


Nostalgia: The revolutionary birth of the NHS 70 years ago in post-war Harrogate

Harrogate historian Malcolm Neesam documents the arrival of the National Health Service in the town.

Pupils release the Great Yorkshire Show balloons.

Harrogate nostalgia: Did you release a balloon to mark the 150th Great Yorkshire Show?

Youngsters from a Harrogate school helped get celebrations for the 150th Great Yorkshire Show off to a flying start by releasing 150 balloons.


Nostalgia: Recognise any of these 90s Harrogate cricket and football teams?

We’ve pulled these pictures from not-so-very-long-ago out of our archive for you to enjoy.


Nostalgia: Knaresborough in old photographs

We delve into our picture archive to find photographs of Knaresborough from decades ago.

Do you recognise anyone?

Retro: Recognise anyone from Tewit Youth Band in 2008?

Music lovers of all ages were treated to a special brass band concert held by some of the district’s most talented musicians on this week in 2008.

1944 - Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, receives a special cigar box from Ogdens Jewellers of Harrogate.

The day Winston Churchill visited Harrogate shop

For 125 years it’s been a gem on Harrogate’s high street - literally, though not always at the same location, for not only how has Ogden’s changed, so has Harrogate.

The Harrogate Veterans squad ready to fly out to Thailand in 2008.

Retro: When a team of Harrogate footballers represented the nation in Asia

The year 2008 saw England fail to qualify for the UEFA European Football Championship but that was also the year a team of Harrogate footballers would represent the nation in Thailand.

The Rev Garry Hinchliffe of St John's Church outside St Roberts Cave in  Knaresborough.

Knaresborough's lost 'saint' to be recognised with series of events

St Robert may never have actually been officially canonised by the churc h but his hometown of Knaresborough is not going to let that get in the way of celebrations for his 800th anniversary.

Malcolm Neesam: When councillors decided if films were too racy for Harrogate folk

Harrogate historian Malcolm Neesam looks back to a time  - just 40 years ago - when films due to be shown in the town's cinemas had to be approved by a council sub-committee before being screened.

Harrogate author Jenny Holmes father Jim Lyne in his Royal Navy uniform in 1941.

Torpedoed: Remarkable WW2 story of brave Harrogate man

Harrogate writer Jenny Holmes’ father never talked about his experiences in the Second World War until the final years of his life but, when he did, his amazing story surprised this bestselling author.

From the archives: Day the 'Rail knocked Harrogate Town out of the FA Cup

A derby match between two teams a mile apart. The prize a place in the FA Cup proper. It's the stuff of dreams for a football fan.


Harrogate Advertiser archives: Starbeck young carers enjoy visit of Middlesbrough and Australia goalkeeper

This week, we look at what was making the headlines in the Harrogate Advertiser in October 2007.

Harrogate Advertiser archives: 10, 20 and 30 years ago this week

Each week, we delve into the Harrogate Advertiser archives to discover what was making the headlines 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
Pals together in the 1940s - Pateley Bridge's Norman Goostry with his comrades in the tank division during the Second World War.

Amazing WW2 veteran from Pateley is making the news

A Pateley Bridge WW2 veteran is finding himself in demand for interviews at the age of 96.

A photo from the Second World war of Pateley Bridge man Norman Goostrys regiment.

True war stories of Pateley Bridge's WW2 hero, 96

As Pateley Bridge's 1940s Weekend approaches, readers may be interested to know that there is a Second World War veteran who still lives in this pretty Dales town and still enjoys the nostalgic events.
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PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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46 words and phrases that Yorkshire gave to the world

'Ow do? God's own county has its own language - and we all know it's reight good.
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Video: On this day in 1953: Rillington Place murders

Sixty four years ago the Yorkshire Post reported the discovery of a horrific crime scene in London.

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