York: A Rare Insight

On a cold winter s afternoon in January 1891 a young doctor walked out of York Railway Station to start a new life in the city. He was greeted by a view of the city walls covered in snow. Later in life he wrote I fell in love with York then and have been in love with it ever since . That doctor was William Arthur Evelyn, and, although he did not know it at the time, over the next 44 years he was to have a lasting, indelible effect on the city. We all have a lot to thank Dr Evelyn for.