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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 […]

Shadows in the Bricks

Our next event is on Sunday 31 July, at the Winning Post pub. From 12 noon onwards we’ll be exhibiting images and memories about South Bank – the corner shops in the terraced streets, the clubs and community life. We’re particularly keen on any memories you have about the Winning Post pub, so do come […]

Historic Pubs : a conservation issue pioneered in York

We take pride in our wonderful heritage pubs in York, with their celebrated historic interiors, including the Swan and the Golden Ball in our own local area. But did you know that the campaign to save Britain’s historic pub interiors had its origins here in York around 40 years ago? In 1978 the local York […]

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 […]

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 […]

New programme of talks for 2016

We’re delighted to announce a new programme of history talks for 2016. These cover a wide range of interests and periods, including two events which reflect our First World War project: 22 January 2016 7.30 pm From Gimcrack to Frankel: a Gallop through the History of York Racecourse James Brennan (York Racecourse) 5 February 2016 […]