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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, South Bank and Bishophill 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 

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

Rob Stay

Our first 'real talk' at the Hall for two years. 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)

Due to the limits on numbers, there is a need to book for these - first come, first served - email clemhallmembership@gmail.com for this. These are free walks if you are a member who has pre-paid for talks. Otherwise

Members who haven't prepaid      £1

Non-members                               £3

10 am Colin Hinchcliffe - a guided walk around Bishophill, starting outside the porch of Bishophill Junior Church, Bishophill Junior. The walk will explore the rich history of Bishophill, dating from Roman times to the present day.  (Maximum number 12)

2 pm Colin Hinchcliffe - a guided walk around Bishophill - as above. (Maximum number 12)

2 pm Catherine Sotheran this walk will start from the sandwich shop at the Lendal Bridge end of Rougier Street, just inside the bollards. We will wend our way around the Micklegate area, through Bishophill and finish either at Rowntree Park or continue over Millennium Bridge and back along New Walk to Skeldergate Bridge. The full walk is a gentle 3.5 miles but people don't have to do it all. Not a lot of history or facts, just lots of little details often unnoticed. Wet weather option: light rain, umbrellas and rain coats. If heavy rain, postpone/possibly retire to the pub (maximum number 8).

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 clemhallmembership@gmail.com, or alternatively leave a note at Clements Hall.


 

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York's Baedeker Raid 29 April 1942
Our next talk looks at the background to the Baedeker raid and what happened on the night both in the air and on the ground. Read more