Clements Hall
Queen Victoria St  with tram

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

View navigation

What can we learn from York poverty records over the last two centuries?

We're very pleased to welcome Julie-Ann Vickers for our first talk in 2018, on Friday 26 January at 7.30pm at Clements Hall.

Julie-Ann is working on the Explore York Past Caring Project, funded by Wellcome. This project is engaged in cataloguing health and Poor Law records stored by the York City Archives. These are from the York Poor Law Union and Workhouse, York Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health, and Department of Housing and Environmental Health.

JA Vickers 2JA Vickers 1

These archives date from the 1830s through to the early 2000s, and  document changing approaches to the provision of healthcare and alleviation of destitution in York over two centuries.

Images courtesy of Explore York.


Follow this link for our programme of talks for 2018.