From March to October each year the Society runs a programme of visits. The sites are chosen for architectural merit, historical association or literary connection. Some visits are to private houses that are rarely open to the public, others are to newly built houses in the Georgian style. Many trips include guided tours or lectures. Members may choose to travel by coach or make their own private arrangements. Coach pickup points are at Hessle, Hull, Cottingham and Beverley. Typically the cost of a trip is around £12 for the coach with a further £10 for entry fees.
23 Mar: Everyone knows Beverley Minster but the building can be viewed afresh by looking at it from different perspectives. This is a guided tour of the interior of Beverley Minster led by the Vicar, Revd Canon Jonathan Baker. The perspective on this occasion is how the Minster and its furnishings have changed according to theological and liturgical fashion. The tour ... (read more...)
16 May: Watton Abbey (thanks to Mr and Mrs Reevel) A rare opportunity to see inside the splendid 14th – 15th century Prior’s lodgings. It is one of the East Riding’s finest buildings; the only surviving part of the important Gilbertine Priory, whose extensive earthworks can be seen in the adjacent fields. We will also visit the interesting 16th-century brick parish ... (read more...)
6 Jun: An evening walk around the centre of Driffield, focusing particularly on buildings of the Georgian period, conducted by local historian and author Mike Wynn. The walk will begin at 6.00 pm and last no more than two hours. The meeting place is the Library at Cross Hill which is about ten minutes’ walk from the railway station. No coach: ... (read more...)
14 Jul: 10.00 am Goole The Lowther Hotel Over the past 196 years the Lowther Hotel has had several changes of fortune. Originally built by Sir Edward Banks in 1824, it was the first building in Goole. Under new management it has, since 2008, been lovingly restored. The current owner, Julie Duckworth, will give a presentation and tour on the history ... (read more...)
3 Sep: 10:30 am Leeds Minster Meet inside Leeds Minster where tea and coffee will be served. We will then be given a history followed by a guided tour of the church. The church of St Peter was rebuilt 1839-41by Dr Hook, Vicar of Leeds 1837-59. Notable features include fragments the 10th-century Leeds Cross; mosaic panels by Salviati; Lady Chapel memorials ... (read more...)
11 Nov: Local historian, Godfrey Holmes, will give a talk on the history of Withernsea. This will be followed by a buffet including tea or coffee. Additional drinks will be available at own cost. Finish 9.30 pm Any individual requirements for allergies or special diets should be arranged directly with Kavanaghs (tel 01482 862454). No coach Total cost: £16.50 (read more...)