12th October 2023
Education for poor Victorian children in 19th century York
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go,
He followed her to school one day - that was against the rule,
It made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.
Our next talk is on Friday 24 November 2023, at 7.45pm in Clements Hall. Please note our doors will be open at 7.30 pm.
Mary's little lamb would have been intrigued by the range of educational possibilities for poor children in Victorian York. Elaine Bradshaw will look at many of the options including: ragged schools, Sunday schools, the Blue and Grey Coat Schools, industrial and truant schools, and National Schools. It was not until the opening of board schools at the very end of the century that education was freely available to all children in York.
All welcome, refreshments will be available.
You can become a member of the History Group for £5 for 2023, which gives you reduced entry (£1) to talks. Non-members are also welcome, at a cost of £3 on the door.
There are a small number of free parking spaces near Clements Hall. It is also easily accessible by buses stopping in Blossom Street (walk along Moss Street opposite the Everyman Cinema).
If you have any queries please leave a message at Clements Hall on 01904 466086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org