Monthly Archives: June 2013

Next meeting 8 July 2013

The next meeting of the group will be on Monday 8th July at 7pm in Clements Hall. It will include an update from Susan Major and Carol Warren on their work on the history of our local shops. All welcome. Advertisements

Hugh Murray, History Man

We were sorry to hear of the death of Hugh Murray last week. He was a tremendous resource for all those who are interested in the history of York. He was particularly helpful when I approached him about his collection of photographic images two months ago, and very kindly agreed to copy all those relating […]

Upper Price Street

One of our members is taking a closer look at one street in particular, Upper Price Street, to see how the Great War affected the lives of people living there. This will also include nearby Gray Street and Scarcroft View. He is using the 1911 census but would welcome photographs and stories about the houses, […]


Our local shops are very important to us and play a major role in the local community. We’ve started to research their history, both on Bishopthorpe Road and the South Bank corner shops, using the census and 19c newspapers online and trade directories in the library. The results are very promising, as a number of […]

First World War Centennial

We’re planning to use the centennial as a focus for activity. This might include adopting streets and researching households in them, using the 1911 Census, which may indicate issues to investigate. We already have the names and addresses of many who died as a result of the war, and these can be used along with […]