York Ice Trail - the Famous and Infamous by fishers

York Ice Trail - the Famous and Infamous

Three ice sculptures for you today, showing three people with links to York.

On the left is an ice sculpture of the highwayman known as Dick Turpin and his horse Black Bess, whose long career of crime was ended when he was executed in York. He is often romanticised, but that wasn't the reality of his lifestyle.

In the centre is an ice sculpture of Anne Lister, an English diarist, famous for revelations for which she was dubbed 'the first modern lesbian'. She and her partner Ann Walker took communion together at Holy Trinity Church in York and considered themselves married from that time on. The events recordered in her diary have featured recently in the TV series Gentleman Jack.

The right hand ice sculpture is of Guy Fawkes, one of the members of a plot to blow up Parliament and kill the King who would be there at the time of the explosion. The plot was discovered and the participants captured and executed. Guy Fawkes was born in York and baptised at St Michael le Belfrey Church in the city centre.

Ian
Lovely sculptures
February 9th, 2023  
Very impressive attribute.
February 9th, 2023  
Lovely
February 9th, 2023  
Nice series of ice sculpture photos
February 9th, 2023  
Very creative, didn't know about the Guy Fawkes connection to York
February 9th, 2023  
neat!
February 9th, 2023  
Clever artists at work here.
February 9th, 2023  
Clever ice art and histories
February 9th, 2023  
Lovely
February 9th, 2023  
Lovely pic­čśŐ
February 9th, 2023  
What a fascinating selection. I didn't realise that the Gentleman Jack series was true!
February 9th, 2023  
Great shots of those beautiful made nice sculptures.
February 9th, 2023  
Wonderful!
February 10th, 2023  
Nice shot. And great little narrative.
February 10th, 2023  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

I hope you have enjoted this series of some of the highlights of the York Ice Trail. It is one of my favourite events of the York entertainment calendar.

Ian
February 10th, 2023  
@busylady

The tv series is based on her diaries, which were written in code, but later decoded. They were originally considered fiction, but are now believed to be true.

Ian
February 10th, 2023  
Wasn't Anne Walker also in Coronation Street?
February 11th, 2023  
@alfsson

I suspect a different Anne Walker - or a time traveller!

Ian
February 16th, 2023  
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