Acomb Local History Group

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Acomb Local History Group

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  • Acomb Local History Group; 2000-Present

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Description area

Dates of existence

2000-Present

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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Acomb Local History Group began by hosting slideshows at Acomb Library. As membership grew, the Library became too small and historical walks became the focus of the Group's activities. The Group conducts a wide range of research on the history of Acomb, from various members including Geoff Hodgson and David Lodge. From 2004 the Group became less focussed around walks and turned their activities towards meetings with an hour long speaker on a local subject. The Group also has a strong social element with 'many old school friendships...been renewed and new friendships formed.' Members continue to meet regularly and hold an AGM.

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General context

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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Authority record identifier

GB0192-447

Institution identifier

GB0192

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) - Ottawa

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Sources

Mary Clarke, Chair of Acomb Local History Group

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