Tag: York800

Local democracy (week) in York

This week is Local Democracy Week, so I thought I’d post a little bit of background about how local democracy has developed in York. Democracy has various facets, including voting, standing for office, knowing what decisions are made and the reasons behind them, monitoring spending and influencing the decision making process. Wealth, occupation, personal connections, … Continue reading Local democracy (week) in York

Less Process More Pictures!

My last few posts have been quite process-heavy, but now I've finished my initial research phase and moved on to looking at the material I’ll be able to blog more about individual records. However, you don’t have to wait for my posts to see lots of archive images because there is now a new (and free!) … Continue reading Less Process More Pictures!