18th December 2021
The old corner shops and pubs of Bishophill and Skeldergate
Friday 28 January 2022 7.30 pm on Zoom
In our first talk of 2022, Susan Major will be highlighting the group's researches into the old corner shops and pubs of Bishophill.
Former bookie's shop on the corner of Smales St
The Bishophill Corner Shops project has been supported by the Council's Micklegate Ward Fund, with the aim of encouraging older people, who might have been excluded socially by pandemic restrictions, to come out and talk about their memories.
Over the last 150 years there have been many corner shops and pubs in Bishophill and along Skeldergate, almost all gone now. Volunteers are investigating how these changed over time, using historical resources to explore trade directories, photos, maps, the census and old newspapers. They’re also keen to attract people with memories and photos.