2019 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, 12 March 2019

Petticoat Government: The Story of the York Home for Nurses

An illustrated talk by Rosemary Cook.


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

‘Bishy Road’: A York Shopping Street in Time

An illustrated talk by Susan Major.


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

York Minster and the Great War – Two Unsung Heroes

An illustrated talk by Sue Mendus.


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Cannonballs, Battles, Riots – and a Bear: York Museum Gardens

An illustrated talk by Peter Hogarth


Tuesday, 17 September 2019

The Opulent Dining, Entertaining and Celebrating of the Georgians

An illustrated talk by Hannah Phillip and Roger Ward.  (From Fairfax House.)


Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The Lost Men of Bishopthorpe, Part 2: World War Two

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