Post War York
The latter half of the twentieth century treated York as it did many other regional English cities.
In the late forties and fifties great reforms swept the country in education and health. The sixties didn't pass the city by - York got its share of the excitement and also, finally, its first University.
The city also got a taste of the pain of manufacturing decline in the seventies and eighties.
Perhaps what really set the city apart though was its gradual recognition that, as it moved into the modern world, its greatest asset was its history.