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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 2022

'Thank you for tonight's talk. Fascinating! Concise, accurate and left you wanting more, or at least looking at the area in a new way. What could be better?'

'As new members we thoroughly enjoyed the talk and the photographs last night and are looking forward to the next one.'

'An interesting insight not only to the Poor Laws in the 19th century, but also into how historical researchers work and the sources they use.'

'Absolutely fascinating talk, thank you.'

'Thank you! Great maps'

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.

Friday 28 January 2022     7.30pm

The old corner shops and pubs of Bishophill and Skeldergate

Susan Major


Friday 25 March 2022       7.30pm

Thomas Cooke and Bishophill

Dorothy Nott

Friday 27 May 2022          7.30pm This talk will take place in person at Clements Hall, our first 'real' talk since 2020

A South Bank Slum? Caroline St redevelopment in the 1960s

Rob Stay

Tea and coffee available (no bar)

Thursday 9 June 2022          7.30pm (A Zoom talk)

A South Bank Slum? Caroline St redevelopment in the 1960s

Rob Stay

(Rob has kindly agreed to repeat his May talk on Zoom)

Saturday 2 July 2022  (see times below)

Guided walks around Bishophill (booking essential)

10 am Anne Houson  - a guided walk round Bishophill, including the site of a Roman villa, a home for 'friendless' Victorian women and a House of Correction.  (Maximum number 15)

2 pm  Colin Hinchcliffe - a guided walk around Bishophill ( as above).  (Maximum number 15)

2 pm Catherine Sotheran - York in close up: a guided walk highlighting the little details on our buildings, hidden in plain sight, that tell us so much. (Maximum number 10 )

Friday 23 September 2022 7.30pm

York’s Baedeker Raid, 29 April 1942

Malcolm Brooke

Friday 25 November 2022 7.30pm

Our Poverty Research Group’s latest research into 19th century Nunnery Lane

Dick Hunter and Elaine Bradshaw

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 and walks. Non-members are also very welcome, at a cost of £3 per talk.

Contact us by email, or alternatively leave a note at Clements Hall.




A South Bank Slum? Caroline St redevelopment in the 1960s
Our next talk is on Friday 27 May 2022 at 7.30pm, when our member Rob Stay will be talking about what happened to the Caroline Street area between Bishopthorpe Rd and Nunnery Lane in the 1960s. Read more