Everyone is welcome to join the Bishophill Local History Group on Monday 6th at 7.30 at the Golden Ball. The group meets on the first Monday of the month and at the next meeting the following publications will be available for you to browse:

stmarysThe Parish Registers of St Mary, Bishophill Senior 1813-1837. They summarise Baptisms, Marriages & Burials and give some detail on occupations.  It confirms Dr John Snow’s connection with the church. (He witnessed the banns of an 1820 marriage.)  As noticed in other summaries of occupations in Bishophill, combmakers appear in the top 4 occupations after Joiners, shoemakers, cowkeepers.

The 1954 Annual report of the Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaelogical Society with an interesting plan of Roman Bishophill.

Plus a conjectural reconstruction plan of Roman York which shows Bishophill forming a major part of the Roman civil settlement or “Colonia”. It has a palace on the site of the community garden & the forum conveniently sited for the Golden Ball.

Hope you can make it.