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Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe, South Bank and Bishophill areas of York

Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

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Bishy Road book coverBishy Road – 150 years of our local shopping street

We're pleased to announce that the first talk in 2019 will be Susan Major, presenting her local history researches: "Bishy Road – 150 years of our local shopping street".

There are some fascinating stories about historical changes to our shops, about the way we buy goods, and some puzzles too. And did you know how Bishy Road was threatened by plans for an Inner Ring Road in the post-war period?

This talk is on Friday 18 January at 7.30 pm at Clements Hall. All are welcome, members £1, visitors £3.

Membership of the History Group costs just £5 a year. By joining us you support an award-winning group which has carried out a range of exciting and innovative projects over the last six years, and continues to research varied aspects of the history of Scarcroft, South Bank and Clementhorpe. You can now keep up to date with ongoing research via our blog posts by clicking on 'Follow our blog' on our home page at

Full details of our events can be found at

You can join Clements Hall Local History Group at the first talk on 18 January, or send a cheque for £5, payable to Clements Hall Local History Group, to us at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW. If you have any queries please contact us on 01904 466086 or email

There's a bar at the Hall, serving beer and wine at evening talks, as well as tea and coffee, so it's an opportunity, if you wish, to socialise, talking to others with similar interests.

There are a small number of free parking spaces near Clements Hall. It is also easily accessible from the station (10 minutes on foot) and by buses stopping in Blossom Street (walk along Moss Street opposite the Everyman Cinema).