Web-page under construction:
Look on the drop-down menus a the top of the page to find new content on local Suffragettes, our publications on the local men killed in the Great War, political and religious prisoners held in York Castle prisons and more
I have added a page on the old theatre facade on Chelmsford Place (Fulford Road opposite the Priory Hotel). Also, I have added a picture of the Coadestone sculpture from the Cavalry barracks that now sits in the Imphal Barracks.
February Steering group meeting
We had our first steeting group meeting on the 8th February 2012 and have resolved to form a constitution and actually become a real society! Also, we firmed up the rest of the programme for 2012 which will be available here soon. We are excited that the York Historian Hugh Murray has agreed to lead a walk for the FFH around the York Cemetery in July.
FFH projects for 2012-2014
_Following our January 20112 meeting we have decided to start a group project to learn more about the 77 soldiers named on the Fulford memorial for 1914-1918 and the 7 soldiers named on the 1914-1919 memorial window in Heslington Church. We aim to produce short biographies for all of these brave local men and use some of them as starting points for larger activities following family history in the FFH area through involvement of local schools. Watch this space!
We also plan a more ambitious project "3000 Years Down on the Farm", which will involved an archeaological study of Lincroft Farm, which is being led by Louise Wheatley. Lots of potential activities to do here including some Time Team style geophysics!
February 2012Wednesday 21 November, 6.30 to 8pm, McLagan Room, St William’s College. An extra opening to the public of the fantastic one-off exhibition comparing today’s York Streets with how they looked decades ago, or even two hundred years ago. The exhibition is raising funds for charities York Civic Trust, York against Cancer and York Minster. Entry is £12 but you can buy the book with all the images (and more) for only £20. It will rise to £30 afterwards – if still available. Some of the paintings/photographs are available to purchase. Take advantage of this last chance! The exhibition closes on 22 November.