Clements Hall
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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 Street Party 6 July

We're staging a photo display about the history of the shops at the Bishy Road Street Party on 6 July. Importantly this will include a memory wall, with anecdotes and evocative memories of the shops over the years and what they meant to people growing up locally. For example Lucy Briden remembers:

"A lot of the shops on Bishy Road have been there as long as I can remember, and beyond. Fruitique may have lost its enormous fish tank and joke body-less hand (usually wedged between two boxes of apples if I remember rightly), but it’s still there, I am thrown back to my toddler years when I see it. Pextons still pours out brightly coloured bins and brushes onto the pavement in summer, and lights up all the homes of Clementhorpe with their Christmas trees each winter. And it might have changed names, but there is still a fish and chip shop sending the acidic, addictive savoury scent of vinegar on chips into the evening."

Can you give us some more memories or even photos? Contact Sue Major on