First a little about York itself taken from this web site.
'York is one of England’s finest and most beautiful historic cities. The Romans knew it as Eboracum. To the Saxons it was Eoforwick. The Vikings – who came as invaders but stayed on in settlements – called it Jorvik. Its more recent history also characterises the city – its Minster and medieval architecture, its Georgian town houses, and its wonderful Victorian railway station.....'
[York Minster] '.....This magnificent building took 250 years to build and was consecrated in 1472. It contains England’s greatest concentration of medieval stained glass, including the great east window which, measuring 186 square metres, is thought to be the largest area of stained glass in the world.'
After driving past the beautiful York Minster Cathedral I found St Peters. This school is the oldest place I have ever worked, I found out it is the fourth oldest school in the world and unbelievably founded in 627 AD.
After replacing the Earl 778 I spoke to a few people and also found out not only the age of the place but also that Guy Fawkes was a former pupil. Who could not love my job eh?
Below is a piece from their website, a few quick snaps of St Peters School and a link to more information about the school.
'Older than the House of Commons, older than the Universities, older than the Lord Mayoralty, older than the House of Lords, older even than the throne or nation itself - Arthur F Leach, November 1892'