04th March 2016
Historic Pubs : a conservation issue pioneered in York
We take pride in our wonderful heritage pubs in York, with their celebrated historic interiors, including the Swan and the Golden Ball in our own local area. But did you know that the campaign to save Britain’s historic pub interiors had its origins here in York around 40 years ago?
In 1978 the local York Branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) formed a specialist group, the very first in the country, to raise the alarm about the threats of loss and damage that all our public houses seemed to be facing. The group included volunteers with professional backgrounds in planning, architectural conservation and archaeology. It was a pioneering initiative that grew into the national campaign which today fights to save important historic pub interiors.
We’re very pleased to welcome Dave Gamston (editor of Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs) to talk to us on 18 March at Clements Hall. Dave is a member (and was the founding chair) of CAMRA’s present national Pub Heritage Group. He will be explaining how this pioneering initiative grew into the national CAMRA campaign which today fights to save important historic interiors.
The talk starts at 7.30 pm and there will be a bar available after.
All welcome. Admission £3 (£1 for members of the History Group).
Above: The Golden Ball
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 would like any further details contact us via Clements Hall on 01904 466086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.