Category: History of York

Health, Poverty and Social Change: What the Streets of York Can Teach Us

Health, Poverty and Social Change: What the Streets of York Can Teach Us

We are delighted this week to welcome our guest blogger, Connie Rout, who has undertaken research into our health and housing records as part of her University of York IPUP placement within her MA in Medieval History. Connie has created four fantastic videos based on her research, which we will be sharing with you via … Continue reading Health, Poverty and Social Change: What the Streets of York Can Teach Us

Uncovering York’s Football Heritage: A Look through the Archive

Today, Francesca discusses the work we've recently been doing on our Uncovering York's Sporting Heritage project... For many of York’s residents, men and women, young and old, the thrill of being in the crowd at Bootham Crescent and cheering on York City’s ‘Minstermen’ has been one of the defining experiences of York life. From the … Continue reading Uncovering York’s Football Heritage: A Look through the Archive

Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage

Meet Francesca, Archives Intern on our current project, Uncovering York's Sporting Heritage project. Today she talks you through what we have been up to so far, what's still to come, and how you can get involved... For many of us, sports provide some of our fondest memories. Playing games with friends and family as a … Continue reading Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage

York and the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Influenza Pandemic

One hundred years ago, the ‘Spanish Influenza’ attacked York Hello, I'm Chloe - from January to March of this year I've been on a placement at York Explore, researching the impact the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu had on York. As a History Masters student, I'm used to research, but this has been a new and exciting … Continue reading York and the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Influenza Pandemic

Conquering the Dreaded Red Rot

  Throughout the Past Caring Project we’ve often mentioned the term red rot as a major part of the collection’s conservation issues. As I’ve recently completed consolidating one hundred degraded leather bindings of the Poor Law Union and Workhouse collection, it feels like a great time to write a post on the topic. However foreboding the name, red rot … Continue reading Conquering the Dreaded Red Rot

Improving York one street at a time

Improving York one street at a time

York's City Commissioners (aka the Improvement Commissioners) Many of you may not be familiar with York’s City Commissioners, a group of officials who had the unenviable task of improving the condition of York’s streets in the first half of the nineteenth century. At the moment I am working on the catalogue for their records and … Continue reading Improving York one street at a time