18th May 2017
Maria Button – a story of poverty
Pauline Alden has been researching the life of a young woman in our area, following up a brief story in the York Herald from January 1916. The results of her explorations show the fascinating importance of archival records in providing a fuller picture behind such reports.
Maria Button struggled with poverty and ill-health and her family life was always very precarious. Her life ended tragically, you can read her story here.