Plaque unveiling heralds 80th ‘Baedeker Raid’ anniversary

On the 80th anniversary of the Baedeker Raid, Raids Over York was delighted to be able to unveil its first ‘red’ plaque at York’s railway station.  It’s the first of a series of ‘red’ plaques to come from the project, which has been three years in the making. The Baedeker Raid occurred in the early hours of theContinue reading “Plaque unveiling heralds 80th ‘Baedeker Raid’ anniversary”

From Sanctuary to Salvage

To commemorate the ‘Baedeker Raid’ today – Friday, the 29th April – Raids Over York has been working with University of York student, Eleanor Richardson, to produce three, short YouTube videos about the raid. Eleanor has been with the Archives Team at York Explore Libraries & Archive as part of an IPUP placement, working throughContinue reading “From Sanctuary to Salvage”

Experiencing ‘the Raid’

As a prelude to the 80th anniversary of the ‘Baedeker Raid’ this Friday – the 29th April, Raids Over York has been working with University of York student, Eleanor Richardson, to produce three, short YouTube videos about the raid. Eleanor has been with the Archives Team at York Explore Libraries & Archive as part ofContinue reading “Experiencing ‘the Raid’”

Inaugural “Raid’s” Plaque set for Unveiling

Raids Over York is delighted to announce that the project’s first “red” plaque is set to be unveiled this Friday – 29th April – in time with the 80th anniversary of the Baedeker Raid on the city. The new plaque will be unveiled at York Railway Station shortly after 11am to the front, left handContinue reading “Inaugural “Raid’s” Plaque set for Unveiling”

Trouble brewing on the horizon ?

As a prelude to the 80th anniversary of the ‘Baedeker Raid’ on York this Friday – the 29th April, Raids Over York has been working with University of York student, Eleanor Richardson, to produce three, short YouTube videos about the raid. Eleanor has been with the Archives Team at York Explore Libraries & Archive, workingContinue reading “Trouble brewing on the horizon ?”

Celebrating ‘the people’ at the heart of York’s raids

Our ‘people’ element of Raids Over York is starting to take shape: https://raidsoveryork.co.uk/the-people/ It celebrates the lives of those who were directly or indirectly effected by the 11 raids on York during WW2. Part of this task is to help identify those who are often now sadly forgotten or only known to their family. ThisContinue reading “Celebrating ‘the people’ at the heart of York’s raids”

Can you help identify York’s forgotten Civil Defence heroes?

Do you have a relative who helped protect York from the Luftwaffe during WW2? Can you help recognise someone in long-forgotten photographs? If so, we’d love to hear from you!  As the Raids Over York project has highlighted in its coverage of the first six – soon to be seventh (this coming Saturday) – bombingContinue reading “Can you help identify York’s forgotten Civil Defence heroes?”

Communal spirit – is this York’s only shared WW2 garden shelter?

We’re delighted that Roger & Jo A. have contacted Raids Over York to let us know about the fabulous WW2 air-raid shelter that they have in their own garden … and in their neighbour’s garden too! Yes, as far as we know, this is the only remaining example of a traditional-brick shelter that was sharedContinue reading “Communal spirit – is this York’s only shared WW2 garden shelter?”