The Book of The Groves

The Book of The Groves

 

Do you have a short poem, rhyme, limerick, rap, micro-story, proverb, quote or other form of words about life in The Groves? These can serious, fun, factual or fantastical or something in between. They can be about the past, present or future too. If so…
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Falcons Over The Groves

Falcons Over The Groves

 

As part of the ‘We Are The Groves’ artist Jo Ruth has created several images of wildlife relevant to The Groves. These include a Reindeer, Magpie, Ox, celebrating the local pubs once here in the area. But also a Peregrine Falcon. Jo told us why;…
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The Reindeer following The Magpie and The Ox.

The Reindeer following The Magpie and The Ox.

 

Avril Webster Appleton’s ‘Looking Back at Monkgate and The Groves, York’, 2002 book includes this image of The Reindeer Inn from the 1930’s. The Reindeer Inn is not noted on Captain Tucker’s 1852 Map of York R.E, nor in the Kelly’s Directory of N &…
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Tales From The Terrace

Tales From The Terrace

 

We Are The Groves Workshop ‘Tuesday 4pm, 9th March 21’. Audio and slide show recording by Ros Batchelor. Introduced by storyteller Arabian Phoenix. When Grove Terrace was built in 1824 it was a strangely isolated urban development in a rural setting overlooking the River Foss.…
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‘Free Eggs From Smashing Stones’

‘Free Eggs From Smashing Stones’

 

You’ve heard of breaking bread with friends, but look what happens when you smash stones with your neighbour. Here Sam shares a story from The Groves about a chance meeting with a neighbour, the smashing of some stones and then the ongoing delivery of free…
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When The Magpie Arrives Good Fortune Will Follow.

When The Magpie Arrives Good Fortune Will Follow.

 

The Magpie is a controversial bird. In Europe and the UK it’s associated with superstitions, magic, and named the ‘devil’s bird’ who has an eye for shiny things and, given the chance will pinch your jewellery. There are rhyming prophecy’s too. Such as, ‘One for…
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Granny Walker wishes you all a happy Chinese new year of the Ox!

Granny Walker wishes you all a happy Chinese new year of the Ox!

 

Happy Chinese New Year of the Ox. The Year of the Ox will be a year of endurance. It’s no longer just about survival but about anchoring ourselves and concretizing our dreams, apparently. Earlier this week, at our first storytelling event Susan Tuckett shared with us her memories of…
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PRESS RELEASE – 1/2/21

PRESS RELEASE – 1/2/21

 

We are the Groves – new community initiative to get The Groves talking! As part of the wider community regeneration of The Groves area of York, residents are launching a new initiative to encourage people to get talking and share stories. From fireside folk tales…
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Collecting Stories From The Groves

Collecting Stories From The Groves

 

Do you live in the Groves? Or have you been to the Groves and walked along the roman walls? Have you experienced the silence from the traffic that is gone? Have you enjoyed the color of tulips in the gardens? Then you have a story…
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Introducing ‘We Are the Groves’

Introducing ‘We Are the Groves’

 

‘We are the Groves’ is a creative community storytelling project run by local people in the Groves. During this strange time of lockdown we want to gather a range of personal stories from people here in the Groves, York, UK. We want to listen to…
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