September 28, 2021

Another First World War Project

I’ve recently started a project for my local history group; St Clements Local History Society, as part of a number of projects commemorating next years centenary of the beginning of the first world war. I decided to look at the street where I live, and the two other streets branching off it, and see how […]

The River Ouse (Yorkshire)

Following on from my recent post about York watermen I decided to find out more about The River Ouse and it’s importance to the City of York. To do this I bought two books, the first being Yorkshire Ouse: The History of a River Navigation (Inland Waterways Histories) by Baron F Duckham. This isn’t a […]

York Watermen

I’m looking into a family for a customer at the moment who were watermen for at least 3 generations going back to the late 18th Century. The river ouse has always been important to the city and was an industrial conduit in the 19th century carrying, amongst other cargo, coal out to the sea ports […]