Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York
The Clements Hall Local History Group was founded in 2013, following a series of local history events at Clements Hall in York. They are a group of people with wide-ranging interests in the local history of their neighbourhood - the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York, to the south of the city walls and west of the River Ouse.
You can visit their interesting website here: http://www.clementshallhistorygroup.org.uk/
Their website has some interesting blog pages, including an excellent article Dick Hunter has written on: Petitioning for mercy in mid-19th century Yorkshire: The case of Sarah Ann Hill, convicted of infanticide at York Assizes.
Dick has looked at petitions arising from convictions at Yorkshire courts in the mid-19th century, with a York case study. This revealed events surrounding and following the conviction of Sarah Ann Hill, sentenced to death at York Assizes in 1851 for the murder of her new-born child.
The Clements Hall Local History Group have a new research project: Making ends meet on Nunnery Lane: revealing local poverty in the Victorian period. Their project will investigate poverty and hardship in the mid-19th century in a part of their area of York to the south of the City Walls, Nunnery Lane.