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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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Shadows in the Bricks: the old shops of South Bank in York

Shadows in the Bricks front coverWe're delighted to announce that our new book, Shadows in the Bricks: the old shops of South Bank in York, is out now.

We staged an exhibition about our researches into South Bank and its shops at the Winning Post in 2016. There were over 100 buildings used as shops and businesses in the area between Southlands Road and Campleshon Road, across to Finsbury Street, mostly now gone, but some still of course trading successfully.

We've drawn on much work already carried out by several local residents, who have fond memories, together with our own researches using directories, the census and the press over the last 100 years. Our research has highlighted the sense of community still alive in the area.

Shadows in the Bricks back coverThe book, which has 114 pp,101 photographs and a map, will be available to buy from 19 November in our local shops and from Clements Hall, at a cost of £7. It makes an excellent present for friends and family.

Stockists include:

In South Bank at Fred's Bakery, Tranquil Hair & Beauty, D & K Stores, The Corner Barbershop, Tower Vets and The Winning Post.

Also on Bishy Rd at Pextons, Frankie and Johnny's Cookshop and Cameron Beaumont Opticians.

If you wish to order this by post, then the prices are as follows:

Shadows in the Bricks: the old shops of South Bank in York: £7 plus £2 postage and packing, total £9.00. 

Bishy Road: a York shopping street in time: £5 plus £2 postage and packing, total £7.00.

both together £12 plus £3 postage and packing, total £15.00

Please make your cheque out to Clements Hall Local History Group, and send it to us at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW. Any queries contact us on enquiries@clementshall.org.uk.

Please note we're keen to enlarge upon the material we included in our book. Since publication we're already had more information, so follow this link to find out more.