Clements Hall
Queen Victoria St  with tram

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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Three self-guided history walks for lockdown

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Lockdown measures and other restrictions have encouraged us to find new ways of sharing our local history stories, in the face of closed venues. But our work on the history of South Bank, Nunnery Lane and Clementhorpe in York continues, and luckily we’ve been able to adopt innovative ways of talking about it. We’ve been using our award-winning website, amplified by social media, to illustrate our latest findings.

We’re now delighted to offer you a collection of audio-guided history walks. These are free guided walks on, an app which you can use on your smartphone, with earphones. You might choose to do a walk by yourself, or as a couple or a family, at a time when group guided walks are less possible. These are aimed at anyone with an interest in the area, and we’re hoping to surprise you with some little known features and facts.

The app allows you to listen to a commentary while walking around our local area. It will tell you about significant features of our history, and shine a light on notable buildings. The commentary plays automatically as you arrive at a point, and the app also features a dynamic map, historic images and descriptive text.
So far we've produced the following walks:

A Walk around South Bank in York

The Changing Face of York

Bishy Road in York: a Shopping Street in Time

(Each description will carry notes about accessibility)