Clements Hall
Queen Victoria St  with tram

Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe, South Bank and Bishophill areas of York

Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

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It’s Back to the Future Day for Bishy Road

It’s Back to the Future Day today, celebrating the day which Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown travelled to, in Back to the Future 2 in 1989. So we thought we’d use Rob Stay’s fascinating photos of Bishy Road in the mid- 1980s to see how we’ve changed:

Costcutter building

Costcutter corner seen from Pextons, which was also there in the 1980s


Bishopthorpe Road east side

Not a lot has changed here, although the long-standing bakers is now Evolve hairdressers, and the newsagents is of course the Good Food Shop deli.


Bishopthorpe Road time changes

The Pig and Pastry was a Post Office for many years and Leeming & Salisbury outfitters is now Trinacria


Bishopgate Antiques

Robin was here at the antique shop in 1984, the longest running trader in the street, here since 1975.


Vine St corner time change

This used to be a Sewing Machine repair shop, now Stanley and Ramona coffee shop – how times change!


Setting the Scene florist and Shaws

Shaw’s off licence was on the corner of Vine St where the Setting the Scene shop now provides a very decorative show of flowers.