Clements Hall
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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 and South Bank areas of York

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Local History Group members have been involved in a range of explorations together with other people in our neighbourhood.

One of our current projects is about 19th century poverty - see here

Members have also explored the history of industry in Clementhorpe - see here

Our big project in 2016 and 2017 was about World War 1 and its effect on our area, with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support our researches. See here

We've also spent a large amount of time researching the history of local shops in Bishopthorpe Road, Nunnery Lane, South Bank and Scarcroft Road (see here).

We now know a lot more about the history of pubs in our area - see here

Lastly we've found out quite a lot about people from the past, see below for some examples, but there are many more featuring in our blog posts and web pages.

Maria Button – a story of poverty

The Dodsworth sisters

We've also paid tribute to a number of local heroes

Bernard Kirby

A sad loss

Hugh Murray, History Man