Monthly Archives: February 2017

Nunthorpe Hall: The Story of an Auxiliary Hospital in World War One

One of the noteworthy buildings in our area was Nunthorpe Hall. This was in the area now built over as Coggan Close, between Albemarle Road and Philadelphia Terrace. The Hall was demolished in 1977. During World War One the Hall was lent to the Red Cross by Sir Edward Lycett-Green, for use as a hospital.  […]

Stella Grieves – A WAAC from York

It is exactly 100 years since the founding of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1917 and Pauline Alden has been researching one of our local women who was a pioneer in the First World War. Stella Grieves was one of the first volunteers in 1917 to join the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps at the […]

Bernard Kirby

Bishy Road is an important community space for us, with many local characters featuring there over many years.  We were very sad to hear of the death of Bernard Kirby, at the age of 95, and would like to share some tributes from Facebook about him. “He had lived on Nunthorpe Road for eighty three […]

Welcome to the new Corner Gallery

The Corner Gallery, on the corner of Scarcroft Road and Nunmill St, has recently had a facelift and changed hands. Artist Kay Dower has taken over from her former tutor Andreas Jaroslavsky, but the gallery continues to operate as a combined working art studio and shop. As well as paintings she is selling ceramics, collages […]