Discover

Welcome to the 'Discover' section! Here you will find insights into the fascinating studies being undertaken by our StreetLife researchers.

The project examines the history and heritage of Coney Street, but also aims to inform its present and future. From medieval guilds to the Second World War blitz, from early printing to modern musical heritage, we hope you find something interesting here.

Our research may perhaps even jog a memory you have of Coney Street. If so, we would love to hear from you! Either contact us, or visit the StreetLife Hub on Coney Street.

The Medieval Jewish Community on Coney Street

by
Stephen Lonsdale
Coney Street was home to some of the most important members of the city's medieval Jewish community. Find out more about this fascinating period of history.

In the Time of Eoforwic and Jorvik

by
Stephen Lonsdale
Between the 5th and 11th centuries Coney Street developed from an abandoned Roman lane outside of the walls to one of York's most important centres of commerce, industry and housing.

At the Gates of Eboracum: Roman Coney Street

by
Stephen Lonsdale
The area that is today Coney Street once lay just outside of the Roman town's walls. It was likely an active, bustling place - home to granaries, river wharfs, temples.

From Lead to Laser: Printing Technology and the Coney Street Press

by
Kathy Davies
By 1900, York had three main newspapers, two of which were printed on Coney Street. Explore the street's rich printing history, which began as early as 1730.

Project Theme: History and Heritage

by
Kate Giles
Coney Street is ‘The King’s Street’, one of the oldest and most important streets in the city of York. Discover how the History and Heritage theme of the StreetLife York project will explore this fascinating history.

Project Theme: Music

by
Rachel Cowgill
Music has been a vital part of the Coney Street soundscape for centuries. Learn how our researchers are exploring the sounds and images of the street and tracing the echoes of Coney Street's musical past.

Project Theme: Print and Letterpress

by
Helen Smith
From 1510 to 2022 and beyond: printing in York has a long history. The Print theme of the StreetLife project will bring letterpress printing back to Coney Street and investigate the area's rich print past.