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8 July 15        York.   Cloudy with rain on and off so I spent most of the day
inside the Minster and at the National Railway Museum.

York Minster - the nave.

The Organ.

The nave and Great West Window.
Unfortunately the Great East Window is being restored at
the moment and was hiding behind scaffolding.

The Great West Window.

Part of the late 15th Century Choir Screen, also known as the 'Kings' Screen'.
It was created by sculptor William Hyndeley between the years 1475
and 1500 and depicts fifteen almost life-sized statues of English
kings from William the Conqueror to Henry VI.

One of the statues in the Choir Screen.

Vaulting and decorative bosses in the roof of the Choir Screen.

The Astronomical Clock in the North Transept.
Installed in 1955 and designed by Robert d'Escourt Atkinson,
chief assistant at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the clock
is a memorial to the airmen operating from bases in Yorkshire,
Durham, and Northumberland who were killed in action
during World War II.

Processional cross of the Archbishop of York.

Looking up the Central Tower.

The Central Tower.

Semaphore Saints.  Originally made for an art exhibition held in York
Minster in 2004, they are the work of artist Terry Hammill who since
the exhibition has donated them to the Minster.  The full set of 12
headless saints spell out the words 'Christ is here'.
These are the letters i and s.

The crypt.

The Doomstone in the crypt.  Originally created in the 12th century by
Norman artists, it depicts 'Hell's Cauldron' or 'The Hellmouth', with lost
souls being dumped into a boiling cauldron by the minions of hell.  Other
devils stoke the fire beneath the cauldron.  Various sinners are represented
in different ways - greed is carrying two bags of money while lust, a scantily
clad woman, follows behind.  Toads, thought to be creatures of magic,
represent evil and darkness and are scattered throughout the stone.
Nice - I think someone had been at the magic mushrooms.
So with that uplifting vision we will leave the Minster...

The National Railway Museum - the Great Hall.

Stoudley "B" Class 0-4-2 No. 214 'Gladstone' with Royal train headboard.

Royal train headboard.

Queen Adelaide's Saloon (1842), London and Birmingham Railway.

The Royal Carriages.

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway B1 Class 0-4-2 steam locomotive.

London, Midland & Scottish Crab 2-6-0 steam locomotive.

London, Midland & Scottish Crab 2-6-0 steam locomotive.

LMR First and Third Class passenger carriage (1880s-1920s).

West Coast Joint Stock postal sorting van No 186 (1885).

Great Northern Railway Class 13, 0-6-0ST steam locomotive.

Midland Railway 115 Class 4-2-2 locomotive, nicknamed "Spinner'.

Working replica of Stephenson's Rocket.

The replica Stephenson's Rocket on the turntable.

Another replica of Stephenson's Rocket locomotive.
On the right is a statue of the man himself.

The other side of the Rocket with cut-out sections.

Furness Railway No.3, 'Old Coppernob' (1846).

Liverpool and Manchester Railway coach, 1829.

Underneath a steam locomotive.

Model railway, built in 1912 for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway,
which was used to help train signallers and was originally at the signalling
school at Victoria Station, Manchester.  The school closed in 1995 but,
thanks to the efforts of a group of museum volunteers, the model was
recovered and brought to the National Railway Museum
where it was restored to how it was in the 1920s.

Vintage coin-in-the-slot platform ticket machine.

Vintage Nestlé's chocolate bar dispenser.

After traipsing around the Minster and the Railway Museum I was in dire need
of a sit down.  What better place than the King's Arms, by the river Ouse.

A chart inside the pub shows historic flood levels.

Suitably fortified I set forth for some more traipsing.
I soon encountered the Stonegate Devil, or Red Devil,
a traditional symbol of a printer.

The Clock and 'Little Admiral', at the
Church of St. Martin le Grande, Coney Street.

Altar, reredos, and East Window of the
Church of St. Martin le Grande.

The nave and organ at the Church of St. Martin le Grande.

And a bonus video....

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