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Clements Hall Local History Group

Page history last edited by Susan Major 8 years, 6 months ago

We're a small group of people living locally who share a common interest in the history of our neighbourhood in York – Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank. We've already started finding out about some topics, for example:


  • the effects of World War 1 on people living in the area (we’re very pleased that our History Group has been awarded £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for our new project, Impact and Legacy of the First World War on our Neighbourhood. Awarded through HLF’s First World War Then and Now programme, this grant will support a two year project from January 2016. The aim is to support people to understand the impact of the War and learn new skills in sharing their findings.
  •  the history of the shops on Bishopthorpe Road
  •  the corner shops of South Bank
  •  the history of the Upper Price Street area.

In 2016 we’re starting a regular programme of history talks at Clements Hall:

22 January 2016   7.30 pm     From Gimcrack to Frankel: a Gallop through the History of York Racecourse     James Brennan (York Racecourse)

5 February 2016  7.30pm     Early Victorian Railway Excursions: ‘The Million Go Forth’   Susan Major

18 March 2016  7.30 pm     Historic Pubs : A Conservation Issue Pioneered in York    Dave Gamston (author Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs)

6 May 2016  7.30 pm          Zepp attacks York: Centenary of the First Aerial Attack    Dick Hunter and others

1 July 2016  7.30 pm       From Roman Colonia to Conservation Area: a walk around Bishophill    Alison Sinclair
30 September 2016   7.30 pm     ‘That Vile Train': Ambulance Trains in World War 1    Alison Kay (National Railway Museum)

25 November 2016  7.30 pm  A Dickensian Performance: Richard Chicken of York, the real Wilkins Macawber    Brian Oxberry (Charles Dickens (Malton) Society)

You can become a member of the History Group for a small sum of £5 for the year, which gives you reduced entry (£1) to talks. Non‑members are also welcome, at a cost of £3 on the door (this covers our costs for the hall hire and refreshments).

All meetings will take place at Clements Hall in Nunthorpe Road, starting at 7.30pm (the summer historical walk will start from the Hall). All are welcome.

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 Reel Cinema). Contact us via Clements Hall on 01904 466086 or email enquiries@clementshall.org.uk.

To find out more:

Visit our website at http://clementshallhistorygroup.wordpress.com

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/clementshallhistorygroup

Keep up-to-date with Twitter: @clemhallhistory

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