2020 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 March 2020

Banks Music Shop

An illustrated talk by Judith Thorpe and Julian Crabb


Tuesday, 12 May 2020

The Crimes of Doctor Gramshaw

An illustrated talk by Rosemary Cook


Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Botanists, Gardeners and Plant Collectors: The Nurserymen of Fishergate

An illustrated talk by Judith Nicholson


Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Bishopthorpe Orchard Project

An illustrated talk by Jenny Lever


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Thomas Cooke of York: ‘One of the greatest telescope makers of all time’

An illustrated talk by Dorothy Nott


Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot and Yorkshire Connections

An illustrated talk by


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

or Email: historygroup@bishopthorpe.net