Monthly Archives: May 2017

Zeppelin film

For those of you that missed the screening of our short Zeppelin film on 19 May, we now have our own YouTube channel. Filmmaker Chris Maudsley has done some brilliant work on creating the film for us and we’re very grateful to him. He’s now embarking on our new film about local conscientious objectors. You […]

Maria Button – a story of poverty

Pauline Alden has been researching the life of a young woman in our area, following up a brief story in the York Herald from January 1916. The results of her explorations show the fascinating importance of archival records in providing a fuller picture behind such reports. Maria Button struggled with poverty and ill-health and her […]

Getting out of the Trenches

Our next event is on Friday 19th May at 7.30pm, at Clements Hall, with a talk by Helen Snelson, Head of History from The Mount School: Getting out of the Trenches: Teaching the First World War to Teenagers. We also plan to show our new video, York Zeppelin Raids 2 May 1916, which features schoolchildren […]