2018 Open Meeting Programme

 All open meetings are held in

Bishopthorpe Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm.


The Methodist Church Hall is situated at the junction of Main Street and Sim Balk Lane.  There is no car park, but on-road parking on the surrounding streets is available.

All meetings are free to members of Bishopthorpe Local History Group.  Non – members are very welcome at a charge of £3.50 per meeting.  This includes light refreshments.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

George Hudson, The Railway King

A re-enactment by Chris Cade, actor and storyteller.


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Goddards and the Terry Family

An illustrated talk by Anna Moger from the National Trust.


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The Palace and the People

An illustrated talk by Linda Haywood, archivist at the Bishopthorpe Community Archive.


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The Bar Convent: York’s Best Kept Secret since 1686

An illustrated talk by Jerry Ibbotson, Audience Development & Education Manager


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Trees Past and Present

An illustrated talk by Derek Utley of the Woodland Trust.


Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The Lost Men of Bishopthorpe, Part 1: The First World War

An illustrated talk by Ken Haywood, author of The Lost Men of Bishopthorpe.


If you would like further information about the programme, please contact Susannah Smith on 01904 632682

or Email: historygroup@bishopthorpe.net