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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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Doing It For Themselves: Female Business Owners in Yorkshire, 1849-1901

Female entrepreneurs

For our next talk on Friday 18 May we're very pleased to welcome Dr Jennifer Aston from Northumbria University, who will be talking about historical business women in Yorkshire.

Jennifer, who lives in York, has used records including trade directories, census returns, photographs, BDM Indexes and advertisements to explore the women who owned and operated businesses in nineteenth century Yorkshire. Rather than being exceptional, these businesswomen were a commonplace feature of Yorkshire towns and were able to use their business activities to cement their middle class status and ensure the financial security of their dependants.

The talk takes place in Clements Hall, at 7.30 pm, and is open to all. You can become a member of the History Group for a small sum of £5 for 2018, which gives you reduced entry (£1) to talks. Non-members are also welcome, at a cost of £3 on the door.

There are a small number of free parking spaces near Clements Hall. It is also easily accessible by buses stopping in Blossom Street (walk along Moss Street opposite the Reel Cinema).

If you have any queries please contact us via Clements Hall on 01904 466086 or email