Monthly Archives: January 2016

Our next talk: Early Victorian Railway Excursions: the Million Go Forth

We were very pleased to welcome many new faces to the first talk of our new programme. Our History Group offer a varied range of topics, see here for the list, and we’re always keen to see new people. For our second event Susan Major will be talking about her new railway history book. This […]

Housing the poor

During the course of her investigation of properties on Nunnery Lane, Pauline Alden has been looking at almhouses. Pauline writes: The Moat House Hotel between Victoria Bar and Nunnery Lane Car Park is an attractive old building with an interesting past. Above the door it says St. Thomas’s Hospital rebuilt 1862.         […]

From Gimcrack to Frankel: a Gallop through the History of York Racecourse

We’re launching the first of our new programme of local history talks this Friday, 22nd January 2016, in the Main Hall at Clements Hall. James Brennan from York Racecourse will be telling us about the fascinating history of our famous racecourse in his talk ‘From Gimcrack to Frankel: a Gallop through the History of York […]

The Winning Post – a decorative puzzle

You might not be aware that the profile of public houses in our area has been shaped by a figure from a hundred years ago. Canon Argles of St Clements arrived in the parish in 1871 and became an outspoken critic of drink and public houses, seeing drink as a social evil. Despite the large […]