Local Author and oral Historian Van Wilson has presented an engaging account of one of York’s most historic areas, The Shambles and adjacent Colliergate. The Shambles is famous for its butchers’ shops, which feature in the book, alongside other establishments including rope makers and wood carvers, ironmongers and chemists, eating houses and pubs, bookshops and a fortune teller. With considerable historical research and photographs never before published, the book will appeal to anybody interested in York’s history and social development.
Finally the author, Van Wilson, signed copies of the book for those in attendance. A copy of the book will be placed in the Gild library.