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Anne Lister, of Shibden Hall in Halifax, was a Landowner, Industrialist, Explorer and Mountain Climber, Diarist and sometimes described as the first modern day Lesbian.

The recent BBC TV Series, Gentleman Jack, brought Anne's story to a wider audience. Taking just a small portion of the several thousand pages of diaries she left behind, we were offered a peak into early 19th century life. Today, you can explore the streets of York and  immerse yourself further into her world and the city she regularly visited and loved.

A NEW guidebook to Anne Lister's York. Taking you step by step through the streets of York to reveal the true story of Anne Lister, popularised in the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack.

 

Anne, of Shibden Hall, Halifax, was a Landowner, Industrialist, Explorer and Mountain Climber, Diarist and sometimes described as the first modern day Lesbian. It is her diaries that are perhaps her greatest legacy. Follow in Anne's footsteps as she strides through the city of York. Starting at Micklegate Bar, via the houses of her friends, the places she went to party, where she shopped and went about her business. The walking tour ends at the church of Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, where Anne and her lover, Ann Walker took the sacrament on Easter Sunday, 1834.

 

An easy to follow 2 hour route informed by Anne’s own diaries, opening a window into 19th century York. The book is written by York based, Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Sarah Cowling. 

Anne Lister’s York Walking Tour

£10.00Price
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