Yorkshire CD books

Old and rare Yorkshire books as pdf file downloads

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"York City Business Directory and Year Book for 1936"
by Gazette and Herald Newspaper

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produced by Yorkshire CD books ©

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We have now cleared all of our CDroms and so we now do downloads only.

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For sample pages, please see the links to the Acrobat (pdf) files given below.

The data in this downloadable pdf is computer searchable.

Originally published by "The Yorkshire Gazette"

Navigation of this book on the CD rom is enhanced by the use of "Active Links" on the Contents page and the main Index page. The whole book is machine searchable.

The Year Book section contains a list of the Heads of Households for each (numbered) house in each street in the city of York for 1936.

The Business Directory contains a list of businesses for the City of York, in alphabetical order of the type of business, for 1936. Also included are the business directories for Acomb, Bishopthorpe, Dringhouses, Fulford, Grimston, Heslington, Huntington, Middlethorpe, Murton, New Earswick, and Osbaldwick.

The Book contents are given as follows :

Post Office
Government Offices
Movable Holidays
Ministry of Pensions
National Health Insurance
Law Courts
Ministry of Labour
York Municipal Council,
Churches and other Religious Institutions
Art Gallery, Museum and Libraries
Theatres, etc.—Public Halls
Trade Unions
Friendly Societies
Masonic Lodges
Temperance Organisations
Page Hospitals, Asylums Charities, etc.
Parks and Open Spaces
Allotments Associations
Sports and Pastimes
Market Days
Professional and Business
Trade Directory
Street Directory
General Index
Index to Advertisers

A short review of the book by Pam Elliott:

"As a family historian always searching further and further back through history, this CD made me sit up when I came across my grandfather's name who I remember as if only yesterday. Crammed full with names and addresses this is a joy to read. The pages have been scanned to a high quality and navigating is so simple that even my husband was drawn to reading it which sparked off ramblings down his own 'memory lane'. I thoroughly recommend you read this should you be researching in the City of York (and outlying villages) not only to give you a better insight into your parents/grandparents era it also has useful lists of many people, for instance all the names of the City of York Lord Mayors and Sheriffs for the previous 100 years are included. I for one will be forever dipping back into this fascinating 'only yesterday' Directory. A CD of interest for both the younger and older generations alike"

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