Monthly Archives: September 2015

The shady side of life in Nunnery Lane

Pauline Alden has been looking at the intriguing story of Annie Caspar, a woman living locally over 100 years ago. The information was obtained from Annie’s descendant Michael Kettlewell. The tale of this notorious woman concerns one of the former pubs in the area, the Joiners Arms, at 49 Spencer Street, which ran between Caroline […]

Next meeting Wednesday 7th October 2015

At our next meeting we’re interviewing Beryl Long about her long and varied life in York. Beryl, who recently moved to our area after over half a century in Bishophill, will discuss her life including childhood, school, family and leisure. And we’ll explore the changes she has witnessed too. Come along to the Art Room at Clements […]

Pickled tongues and York Cream Sherry: looking back at our food shopping

This year at the Bishy Road Food Festival we’re celebrating our wonderful shops, cafes and restaurants. But we’ve had many such shops serving local residents in the past. Looking back you can see how we’ve changed our eating habits and how our local streets have reflected food shopping trends over the last 150 years. Shopkeepers […]