Clements Hall
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Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

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19 February 2021   This will be a Zoom talk - link available soon for how to join it.

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.