Monthly Archives: January 2017

Farewell to Charles McBride

Sadly our local independent optician, Charles McBride, has just retired, to spend more time with his family, after over twenty years in Bishy Road. We’ll be very sorry to see him go and wish him a happy retirement. The shop will re-open soon with another independent optician.                 […]

WW1 Home Front Stories

What did a group of local York women think about taking on munitions work in WW1? How did Scarcroft schoolchildren get involved in the war? And what made some men refuse to fight? These and other stories from our Home Front Project will feature in our event on Friday 27 January. Dick Hunter will be […]

Arguing against militarism

Pauline Alden has been exploring the experiences of local man William Varley, who was a Socialist, a member of the No Conscription Fellowship and a pacifist. He is associated with Dove St and Cygnet St and worshipped at Southlands Methodist Chapel before the First World War. William was an absolutist and would not engage in […]