Until recently, there was little evidence of Iron Age activity around Tadcaster, but recent surveys have now changed this.
Here is what we know about Tadcaster in Roman times.
Between the Romans departing and the Normans arriving, what happened in Tadcaster is a bit of a mystery, but discoveries are being made.
The bridge is a key asset to Tadcaster. This is its story from about 500 AD to the present.
Video of the bridge collapsing on 29 December 2015
In 1796, Tadcaster saw a second bridge across the Wharfe, but this was a private bridge to Healaugh Manor
Until the mid 19th Century, much of Tadcaster and the surrounding land was owned by the Lords of the Manor who controlled life here.
A very dull and apparently uninteresting picture turned out to be probably the oldest photograph of Tadcaster
Tadcaster was home to a Prisoner-of-War Camp during and soon after the Second World War