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  • Date and time: Sunday 2 June 2024, 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate (Map)
  • Admission: Free, but donations to Holy Trinity are welcome., booking required

Event details

Anne Lister’s story was brought to international fame by the BBC and HBO series Gentleman Jack. Join local tour guide Sarah Cowling for a fascinating walking tour exploring Anne’s loves in York.

Anne loved our city – in her diary she tells us: ‘I have been happier here than anywhere else’. It’s here where several major relationships, which sustained Anne throughout her life, were formed. Find out more about Eliza Raine, Tib Norcliffe, Mariana Lawton and, of course, Ann Walker, with whom Anne shared the sacrament at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate.

As you explore the streets of York, you’ll also hear about her other passions, including shopping, books and partying. Come along and immerse yourself in the world and city Anne regularly visited and loved.

The tour will start and finish at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate. The route is wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that there will be uneven surfaces. Those on foot need to be prepared for 90 minutes of walking and standing.

Find out more about Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, one of 357 churches cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

You may also be interested in ‘A Queer Walk of York’ on Sunday 2 June.

This year’s Festival includes a number of events featuring York Trailblazers. Look out for 'Five Decades of LGBT+ Activism:  Stuart Feather in conversation'; 'Trailblazer: Yorkshire female archaeologist' and ‘As I Walked Out One Evening’.

About the speaker

Sarah Cowling is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Yorkshire and London. She returned to the county of her birth a few years ago and lives right in the middle of the historic core of York. Late night dog walks through the quiet streets and alleys and a fascination with the diaries and life of Anne Lister have piqued her imagination and led to the creation of her Anne Lister tours.


Churches Conservation Trust York Trailblazers

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible