Category Meetings and Events

Two events coming up soon

Next month we have two events coming up. On Friday 17th November we’re welcoming writer and historian Jill Liddington, who will be talking about local suffragettes, in advance of the Vote 100 celebrations next year. Please note this is a change from previous publicity, and will start at the earlier time of 7pm. The following […]


We struggled to find a replacement speaker at short notice when our publicised speaker on the wonderful new York Historic Towns Atlas had to pull out. Elizabeth Smith from Dringhouses Local History Group very kindly offered to come along instead, to talk about John Close. But at the last minute Dr Stefania Merlo Perring from […]


Our next meeting is on Friday 22 September 2017, when our speaker will be Elizabeth Smith, from Dringhouses Local History Group, with a talk entitled From Gillamoor to Dringhouses: The Life of John Close, Gentleman. Please note this is a change to our advertised talk on the Historic Towns Atlas, as that speaker is unfortunately […]

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 […]

Talks Programme for 2017

We’re very pleased to announce our new talks programme for 2017 and look forward to welcoming new and old members:

Performing our stories

Earlier this year, when we were shown the text of a song written by a local munitions worker in Bishophill, we could not have predicted that this would lead to a performance in the York Explore central library, on 26 November 2016. The song, ‘A Munition Dirge’, had been found in the Vickers Instruments Archive […]

Richard Chicken of York, a model for Micawber?

We are delighted to announce that Brian Oxberry and his colleagues from the Charles Dickens (Malton) Society will be presenting ‘A Dickensian Performance: Richard Chicken of York, the real Wilkins Macawber’, at Clements Hall on Friday 25 November 2016. The evening is the last event of our Local History Group talks programme for 2016. Brian […]