York Residents Festival by fishers

York Residents Festival

The last weekend in January has in recent years become a time of frenzied activity in York. The annual Residents Festival was started as a way of thanking residents for their contribution to the tourism industry in the city and it has become a very successful event.

Many attractions give residents free or reduced price admission, cafes and restaurants have promotional offers, and lots of residents have a great day out.

Sadly no Residents Festival this year, but I've been looking back at earlier years. It is always interesting to find places to visit that haven't been visited before, and this shot is from St Lawrence Church in Walmgate taken two years ago. I've passed this church many times but never been in before. There were displays about the church, and guided tours. The church has obviously been neglected for a long time, but more recently a lot of work has been done to restore the church.

Sometimes it is the little details which catch the eye, and this shot shows a small portion of one of the stained glass windows, and is a image of the church choir at the time the glass was created. It is thought the faces are of the actual choir members at the time.

Ian
Fantastic idea!
January 31st, 2021  
Great idea
January 31st, 2021  
Did you visit the Theatre during its last major works? It was interesting seeing part of St Leonard’s in the basement. How huge and magnitude the building must have been and what an important if not essential service it provided.
January 31st, 2021  
I love this window! What a snapshot of our times for future generations.
January 31st, 2021  
Wonderful idea :)
January 31st, 2021  
What a quirky window! I like how even people's glasses have been included!
January 31st, 2021  
What a super stained glass window and how nice for the choir to have their faces preserved in this for probably hundreds of years. Fav.
January 31st, 2021  
A lovely modern window
January 31st, 2021  
What a nice touch, forever remembered!
January 31st, 2021  
good catch - nice story :)
January 31st, 2021  
What great details you've captured here, each face has a personality. What a great piece of stained glass too. Fav
January 31st, 2021  
A great idea and result. Great shot of this nice galss window.
January 31st, 2021  
Beautiful
February 1st, 2021  
Such a fabulous window!
February 1st, 2021  
Nice change from the minster. Great shot through glass.
February 1st, 2021  
love the idea of a residential annual festival, a beautiful stain glass window
February 1st, 2021  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

It is always fascinating to look at stained glass, there are often unusual or quirky details to find.

Ian
February 1st, 2021  
@jesika2

I missed the archaeology at the Theatre Royal Jessica - sadly sometimes life is just too busy to fit everything in.

Ian
February 1st, 2021  
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