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York

YO1 9QL

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George IV, York and the Slave Trade

Discover the story behind the portrait of George
IV in the State Room, his visit to York in 1789 as
Prince Regent, and the banquet which the city
provided in the Mansion House. George IV’s
portrait finally arrived in York in 1811, in the
same year that the Slave Trade Felony Act made
engagement in the slave trade a felony for the
first time. This day school explores the direct and
indirect links between the city of York, the slave trade and the
anti-slavery movement.
17 March 10am to 4pm

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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