Bile Beans Corner, York, by Andrew Reid Wildman

York, a city that appeared in my life when I was an infant, a city smelling of yeast and delicious chocolate, with enormous walls and a mighty minster. Mum seemed to thrive here, and often took me, from our home in Beverley, travelling across the flat East Yorkshire countryside on a rattling bus, through the land of highwaymen and marsh. In York we sat in teashops, and as she gazed and daydreamed, I played with a new toy and ate cream cakes. In later years, we revived the tradition, which endures to this day, though now I have taken to long walks, often exploring the Victorian terraces that spring up beyond the walls. I am often drawn to the gable end of this building so I decided to paint it, mystified by the concept of bile beans, puzzled how it has survived, but glad that it has! The original work can be purchased at https://www.artfinder.com/product/york-bile-beans-gable/ and prints and posters (from a very reasonable £12) from http://www.redbubble.com/people/golan22may/works/14237950-york-bile-beans-gable

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