Historical Event, Talk, Virtual Event

‘Slate-coloured Gowns and Hoods:’ the Bar Convent story

5th Nov 2021
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Free Zoom talk

November 5, 2pm

November 2021 brings the 335th birthday of what is now known as the Bar Convent, but when the first ten members moved into the house it was probably known only as ‘Mrs. Long’s house.’

Who was Mrs. Long, and why did she hide her real name? Why did the community hide its religious identity for over 100 years? What was daily life like for the ladies and their 40 pupils, and how were they received by their neighbours in York? What happened to them, and to later generations, as the house and school survived dangers and difficulties, grew and changed in the long process of becoming what we know today?

Sister Patricia Harriss CJ will answer these, and many other questions, as she tells the long and eventful story of the Bar Convent, York.

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