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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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Local History Talks 2021

All talks start at 7.30 pm on Zoom, unless we tell you otherwise. We will send you an invitation link.  Details of how to book are here.

29 January 2021

Remembering Nunnery Lane and Clementhorpe: old shops and pubs Susan Major

Susan is one of our founding members. She researched and wrote our first two books about our local shops history and is working with a group of members on the latest book. Many local people have memories of the old shops and pubs in Nunnery Lane and Clementhorpe area generally. Her talk will feature highlights and old photos, looking at how trading has changed.

19 February 2021

Stray cows and iron horses: how Francis Bean escaped the Poor Law Union Elaine Bradshaw

Elaine is one of our members, and has been part of our Poverty Research Group’s project that has been examining Poor Law out-relief records of people in our area. When Francis Bean's father died, his family had no money. They survived any way they could, including some rather creative dealings with the Poor Law Union.

26 March 2021

Please note due to high demand we now have added an extra date for this talk, on Friday 16 April at 7.30 pm

Rowntree, York and the 1918 flu pandemic Catherine Oakley

Catherine is one of our members, and Executive Director of the Rowntree Society. This talk looks at the local effects of the 1918 flu pandemic in York, and the responses to it by Rowntree’s, as a family and as an employer.

21 May 2021

Landscapes of pre-industrial Clementhorpe Simon Batchelor

Simon is one of our members who has previously hosted fascinating local history walks in our area for the history group. This talk aims to look at how Clementhorpe may have developed before the industrial revolution. It will concentrate on the medieval period but will also touch on Roman settlement.

17 September 2021

The crimes of Dr Gramshaw: downfall of a Yorkshire doctor Rosemary Cook

Many of you will have enjoyed Rosemary’s talk in December about the Dringhouses railway. This talk is based on Rosemary’s book about a national scandal, which erupted over 100 years ago, after an incident in Micklegate in which a young governess died.

You can become a member of the History Group for a small sum of £5 for the year, which gives you reduced fee (£1) to talks. Non-members are also very welcome, at a cost of £3 per talk.

Contact us by email clemhallmembership@gmail.com, or alternatively leave a note at Clements Hall.


 

May

21

Landscapes of pre-industrial Clementhorpe
How did Clementhorpe develop before the industrial revolution? Read more  

Sep

17

The crimes of Dr Gramshaw: downfall of a Yorkshire doctor
This talk is based on a national scandal, which erupted over 100 years ago, after an incident in Micklegate in which a young governess died. Read more