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The Journey: spring 20

The Journey: spring 20
90th birthday
YHA is 90!

YHA is 90!

It’s going to be a monumental year for YHA (England & Wales), as we celebrate 90 years since the organisation was founded. That’s a lot of candles – but the year ahead isn’t about cake (at least, it’s not just about cake)....

The Journey: spring 20
James Blake filming
Spotted on screen

Spotted on screen

Lights… camera… action! Our landmark 90th anniversary isn’t passing unnoticed. In mid-February, the BBC’s Inside Out East Midlands dedicated a 10-minute prime-time slot to the history and evolution of “one of our best-known British institutions”: YHA (England &...

The Journey: spring 20
A pivotal journey

A pivotal journey

This photo shows a group of friends from Merseyside (and an assortment of nattily dressed bystanders) on a trip to Germany in July 1929. Their mission? To experience for themselves the youth hostels which had been opening there since 1909. They returned home deeply...

The Journey: spring 20