Category: Public Health

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

York’s sanitary inspection books – more than just old drains

York’s sanitary inspection books – more than just old drains

It has been a busy start to the autumn for the Past Caring team. Tiffany, our conservator, has been working hard along with her volunteers to repair, clean and package the Poor Law records. Meanwhile I have moved on to the records of York’s Medical Officer of Health and the Health Department, which date from the … Continue reading York’s sanitary inspection books – more than just old drains

Fever, flagstones, and flushing: an introduction to York’s health care records

Fever, flagstones, and flushing: an introduction to York’s health care records

The cataloguing strand of the Past Caring project has now reached an important juncture. In April I completed work on the records of York’s Poor Law Union and Workhouse. With the help of our magnificent project volunteers, we have created over 2700 entries, which will be available on our online catalogue next year. The Poor … Continue reading Fever, flagstones, and flushing: an introduction to York’s health care records