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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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New programme of talks for 2016

We’re delighted to announce a new programme of history talks for 2016. These cover a wide range of interests and periods, including two events which reflect our First World War project: 

22 January 2016 7.30 pm
From Gimcrack to Frankel: a Gallop through the History of York Racecourse James Brennan (York Racecourse)

5 February 2016 7.30pm 
Early Victorian Railway Excursions: ‘The Million Go Forth’ Susan Major

18 March 2016 7.30 pm
Historic Pubs : A Conservation Issue Pioneered in York Dave Gamston (author Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs)

6 May 2016 7.30 pm
Zepp attacks York: Centenary of the First Aerial Attack Dick Hunter and others

1 July 2016 7.30 pm
From Roman Colonia to Conservation Area: a walk around Bishophill Alison Sinclair

30 September 2016 7.30 pm
‘That Vile Train’: Ambulance Trains in World War 1 Alison Kay (National Railway Museum)

25 November 2016 7.30 pm
A Dickensian Performance: Richard Chicken of York, the real Wilkins Macawber Brian Oxberry (Charles Dickens (Malton) Society).

You can become a member of the History Group for a small sum of £5 for the year, which gives you reduced entry (£1) to talks. Non-members are also welcome, at a cost of £3 on the door (this covers our costs for the hall hire and refreshments).

All meetings will take place at Clements Hall in Nunthorpe Road, starting at 7.30pm (the summer historical walk will start from the Hall). All are welcome.

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).

Contact us via Clements Hall on 01904 466086 or email