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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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Shadows in the Bricks: the old shops of South Bank in York

Shadows in the Bricks front coverWe're delighted to announce that our new book, Shadows in the Bricks: the old shops of South Bank in York, will be published next week.

We staged an exhibition about our researches into South Bank and its shops at the Winning Post in 2016. There were over 100 buildings used as shops and businesses in the area between Southlands Road and Campleshon Road, across to Finsbury Street, mostly now gone, but some still of course trading successfully.

We've drawn on much work already carried out by several local residents, who have fond memories, together with our own researches using directories, the census and the press over the last 100 years. Our research has highlighted the sense of community still alive in the area.

Shadows in the Bricks back coverThe book, which has 114 pp,101 photographs and a map, will be available to buy from 19 November in our local shops and from Clements Hall, at a cost of £7. It makes an excellent present for friends and family.

Stockists include:

In South Bank at Fred's Bakery and Tower Vets and The Winning Post.

Also on Bishy Rd at Pextons and Frankie and Johnny's Cookshop.

If you wish to order this by post, then contact us on clemhallhistory@gmail.com.