Doors open today to the 'Revealing York Minster' exhibition. The chambers below the cathedral floor are housing artefacts charting the 2000 year history of the building.
The space beneath the tower was dug out in the 1970s to help stabilise the tower which was in danger of collapsing. Archaeological digs have now helped to map out more clearly the history of the site including the previous buildings which stood there. The historical finds are now on display.
The York Outer MP Julian Sturdy is supporting the campaign to have Richard III buried in York.
Mr Sturdy also announced that he has written to the Archbishop of York, the Ministry of Justice and the Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen, to request that the Yorkist King’s final resting place be considered very carefully.
“As the last Yorkist King of England and last King to die in battle, Richard III is hugely important to the heritage of our historic city of York. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that King Richard wished to be buried in York and particularly in the Minster.. .... The people of York and indeed Yorkshire are extremely grateful for the excellent work carried out by the archaeologists and the University of Leicester. We merely want the options for King Richard’s final resting place to be properly considered
More than 1,000 people have signed an official government petition to have Richard III re-interred at York Minster. The last king of the House of York was recently found buried in a car park in Leicester.
His remains are due to buried at the city's cathedral, but a campaign has now started to bring him back to his native Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Branch of the Richard III Society claim, naturally, that Yorkshire was his favourite county of all. And that it was in Yorkshire that he was happiest, where he and his wife, Anne Neville, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker made their first - and favourite - home, at Middleham Castle .
It was also in Yorkshire that that their only son, Edward was born in 1473, and spent most of his tragically short life. Debate is already underway as to whether the last Yorkist monarch should be brought 'home' - with some calling for the burial place to be York Minster.
The last English King to die in battle - he lived for 12 years in the North of England.Some historians say that although entitled to be buried at Westmister Abbey alongside other Kings and Queens of England, he had announced his intention to be buried at York.
An exhibition has opened at Red House Museum showcasing memories of life in Gomersal in the last century. 'Greetings from Gomersal' features recorded interviews from the Kirklees Sound Archive with Gomersal residents talking about their memories of life in the village.