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George Hudson: Hero or Villain?

George Hudson is one of the most controversial Lord Mayors of York. He was Lord Mayor of York three times in the 19th century and made the trains come to York, yet by the 1850s he was reviled and bankrupt. Discover why Hudson was known as the “Railway King” and how his business practises contributed both to the Railway Mania of the 1840s and the mid century crash in railway stocks and shares.
14 April 10am to 4pm

The Hollons - a 19th Century love story

Discover the love-story of Lord Mayor Robert Welch Hollon and his wife Mary Trotter. Mary Trotter was born in Myanmar in the early 19th century, orphaned and brought up by her uncle, William Trotter, who was Mayor of Morpeth four times. Richard Welch Hollon originated from Newcastle, but traded in York and donated a cabinet of porcelain to the Mansion House in 1890.
When Mary Hollon died in March 1880 Richard set up the Mary Hollon Trust in her memory.
19 May 10am to 4pm

The Chocolate Lord Mayors

Chocolate was an important industry for York in the 19th century and the
companies of Rowntrees and Terrys produced three Lord Mayors of the city
of York. This day school explores the stories of John Stephenson Rowntree, Lord Mayor in 1880, Oscar
Frederick Rowntree and Joseph Terry.
9 June 10am to 4pm

Rediscovering the Mansion House

Discover the story of the restoration of the Mansion House in 2015-17 which has revealed new insights into the building. Using contemporary source materials, finds and paint analysis, this day school
will uncover the original pupose of the Mansion House in 1724 and reconstruct the architectural history of the building, showing how the Mansion House has been reimagined by different generations of Lord Mayors.
7 July 10am to 4pm

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YO1 6HT

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