Fonds AVG - York Association of Voluntary Guides

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York Association of Voluntary Guides


  • 1950-2001 (Creation)

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23 bundles

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The York Association of Voluntary Guides was founded by City of York Council in 1951, after York was chosen to host a series of events and festivals to coincide with the Festival of Britain. The team of volunteers was formed to show visitors to the city around, tell them about the history of the city and recommend other places to go to.

The association continues today and is now independent of City of York Council. It has a team of over 80 trained guides providing regular walking tours of the city and its historic buildings.

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Includes meeting minutes, training materials, financial papers, general correspondence files, photograph album and historical notes produced to support the guides.


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Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

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Images are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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  • English

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    0603, 0606

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