Fonds ACO - Acomb Local History Group

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Acomb Local History Group


  • 1631-2008 (Creation)

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12 boxes

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Administrative history

In 2000 Geoff Hodgson, a well-known and respected local historian, who was regularly conducting historical walks around the village, was asked to form a Group and appointed Dorothy Holdsworth as Secretary. Acomb Local History Group formed part of a wider network of groups formed through York Central Library. Dorothy Holdsworth and Kay Naisbitt promoted the Group and delivered hundreds of leaflets. They were also joined by John Terry. Geoff Hodgson died on 20th February 2004, however the Group continues with a membership of over 160.

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Scope and content

Records largely consisting of research and lecture/talks notes created by members of Acomb Local History Group; 2000-Present. Research is focussed around local buildings, locations and people in Acomb and has often involved records held by the City Archives (now Explore York Libraries and Archives) and the Bothwick Institute.


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Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

Conditions governing reproduction

Images are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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  • English

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    2013/024; 2019/001

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