Are school days best days of our lives?
The new school year is now well under way and, students and teachers are getting to know each other and, hopefully, settling into new routines, opening the doors to new knowledge and experience and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
For this issue’s peek into North Yorkshire’s extensive records archive, we form a crocodile and walk through the school gates once more. Were these the best days of our lives, or do some of the more recent images – by which we mean the 1950s and 1960s – bring back sounds, sights and smells that we’re happy to have left behind?
The archive images on this page are among more than 6,500 available at the County Record Office. Browse the collection or buy photos.
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