29th January 2019
'A very very very fine house': researching family and house history in Wentworth Road
Louise Wheatley (Fishergate, Fulford & Heslington Local History Group)
Our next talk is on Friday 29 March at 7.30pm at Clements Hall, and features researches into one of our local houses.
Louise Wheatley will be telling us about the history of her late husband’s family, who lived in Wentworth Road. Robert Wheatley was one of the first pupils at Scarcroft School, going on to Archbishop Holgate's Grammar School, then to University of Leeds on a scholarship. His father was an engine driver at York. In 1916 Robert became a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of GB and Ireland, working as a research chemist. With the outbreak of war he joined up, serving with the Royal Engineers.
There will also be advice available about how you might research the history of your own house.
You can become a member of the History Group for a small sum of £5 for the year, which gives you reduced entry (£1) to talks. Non members are also very welcome, at a cost of £3 on the door.
All meetings take place at Clements Hall in Nunthorpe Road, York, starting at 7.30pm (the summer historical walk usually starts from the Hall).
There are a small number of free parking spaces near Clements Hall. It is also easily accessible from the station (10 minutes on foot) and by buses stopping in Blossom Street (walk along Moss Street opposite the Everyman Cinema).