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The Pride of Working in York

Ooooh Er Missus! In the heart of Yorkshire sits the historic city of York and although famous for historical sites like York Minster, the city is also the birthplace of many famous people including the comedian Frankie Howerd who is well known for his catchphrases “Please yourselves” and “Not on your Nellie!”. Several other celebrities and historical characters are from York and we always enjoy visiting this wonderful city and usually find out something new every time we are on the road servicing air-conditioning systems and installing new ones. We feel a great sense of pride to be able to work in a city with such great history.

The UK celebrates on November 5th the failure on Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament. A famous Catholic revolutionary, he was born in 1570 in the High Petergate area of York and gained significant fame from his attempts to overthrow the monarchy and government of the day

Another famous celebrity to come from York is Dame Judi Dench. She is one of the world’s greatest and best-loved actresses of the 20th and 21st centuries. IN feature films and theatre as well as television, Dame Judi is a British icon and York proudly boasts her as a daughter

Founded by the Romans, York city is located at the confluence of the rivers Foss and Ouse. There are several must see attractions while visiting York and the most famous of these is York Minster.

York Minster
York Minster is in the heart of the city and took over 250 years to be completed. This world famous architectural masterpiece was constructed between the 1220’s and the 1470’s. For visitors, there are many fascinating things to see. The site on which it stands played host to many major events through history. Constantine started his campaign to become Emperor of Rome here and St Paulinus baptized the local Saxon King. The cathedral contains many burial sites of Archbishops including St William of York.

Jorvik Viking Centre
Probably the most popular attraction in York, the Jorvick Viking Centre provides you with the chance to go back in time and experience Viking life in York. The main street is a replica of AD 975 and you are quite likely to come face to face with real scary Vikings!

Yorkshire Museum
A museum is always a great source of fascination and is a good way to get to know a place. This museum was the first English purpose built museum. Meandering form room to room you will see beautiful archaeological treasures, which date back to the 1550’s.

The Roman Gallery is a joy and you can learn how York was when it was under the control of the Romans (Eboracum), the Anglo Saxons (Eoforwic), and the Vikings (Jorvik).

We can thoroughly recommend York and we have only given you the highlights of this great city that we travel through and admire in the course of our regular maintenance calls. If you’re in York and are in need of any kind of air conditioning and heating assistance, please do call us, we love working in this city.

Posted in: Latest News - On: 26th of July, 2012