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York Powerpoint


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York Powerpoint

  1. 1. York: A setting for, Behind the scenes at the museum. <br />
  2. 2. York was founded in 71 AD by the Romans. It was founded as a garrison town for Roman soldiers and they named it Eboracum, after the tribe who lived there.<br />After 300 years of Roman occupation the city was captured by Anglo Saxons, they renamed it Eoforwic,and by the 8th century it dominated the north of Britain, even being suggested as the new capital.<br />It was occupied by Viking rule from 866 until 954 when a southern king tried to unite the county with his southern states. After the Norman invasion in 1066, York was taken soon after, becoming known as Jorkvik. <br />Surprisingly York was not affected by the War of the Roses however in the coming years it suffered greatly with the decline of the wool industry and the shifting of trade to the central London. It also Suffered greatly after the dissolution of Catholicism in 1536.<br />The Railways brought more trade to York in the late 19th century as it was a major railway centre.<br />And in more recent times it is more well known for its Tourism and its Universities. <br />A Brief history.<br />
  3. 3. Terror in North Yorkshire.<br />May 2nd, 1916.<br />Garrison Town<br />Conscription and Quakers<br />Party at the minster<br />York in WW1<br />
  4. 4. Modern Day York<br />York is still a walled city, which has become a big tourist attraction. You can now get on and off the wall at many intervals providing locals and visitors alike with a walkway to view the city. It has many bars lining the wall itself.<br />Due to its rich history of Viking, Roman and Anglo-Saxon, York is filled with museums which attract locals and tourists. Such as York Castle Museum which is one of the countries leading museums of every day life and even displays examples of how people used to live in York.<br />On a street named Kirkgate there is also a recreation of a Victorian Street<br />But of its many museums its probably best known for the National Railway Museum. The Largest collection of Railway icons in the world. <br />
  5. 5. York Minster<br />The Minster is mentioned several times throughout the play.<br />York Minster is a world-famous artistic and architectural masterpiece built between the 1220s and the 1470s<br />It is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.<br />It is now used mainly for Tourism and as a concert venue.<br />
  6. 6. The Atmosphere of York.<br />The pristine gardens and clean paths suggest a safe and friendly atmosphere<br />Cobbled streets like a trip back in time<br />Small quaint shops- air of class and wealth<br />Streets filled with visitors <br />The cobbles streets in city centre are like a small country village that surrounds a grand gothic cathedral- like a trip back in time to when horse and carts would be seen not cars<br />
  7. 7. In relation to the play<br />The author of the novel Kate Atkinson was born in York and this was her first novel.<br />Bryony Lavery is also from Yorkshire and grew up very much in the era a lot of the play is set.<br />
  8. 8. The river Ouse (pronounced Ooze)- This is the river which is mentioned several times in the play and is where Jack and Albert go swimming. It is the main river flowing through York.<br />Elvington-Here is where Pearl dies, it is a small village just south-east of York with a current population of just over 1000.<br />Fulford maternity- Where Pearl and Ruby are born, it was opened after the establishment of the NHS in 1954 and had only 100 beds.<br />The Theatre Royal- Gillian dies here. It was built in 1744 on the ruins of an old medieval hospital named St Leonard’s. It is currently showing Morecambe.<br />Locations in the play<br />
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  11. 11. Any Questions?<br />Rags ^^<br />