Clements Hall
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Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

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Maria Button – a story of poverty

pawnbrokerPauline 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.