Clements Hall
Queen Victoria St  with tram

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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Paupers and the York Poor Law Union 1837-1842

If you're following the work done by members of our group on our poverty project, the latest update is now up here 

Dick Hunter uses the case of 43 year old Anne Shipton from Swann St, to explain the system for applications for relief between 1839 and 1842. He focuses on the role of relieving officer Richard Leafe and how the Board of Guardians dealt with applications from paupers.