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.
18 Apr: POCKLINGTON SCHOOL MAX 20 PEOPLE 10.20 A guided tour by Daryl Buttery, a Governor of the School and a Member of the York Georgian Society. The School was founded in 1514 by a rich Lawyer, John Dolman. One of the School's pupils was William Wilberforce. After the above there will be time to explore the interesting old market town ... (read more...)
2 Jul: MAX 30 PEOPLE 11.15 The house dates back to the early 16 century, with various development work being carried out until the 18th century. The house has over 40 rooms containing many treasures. We hope to have a curatorial tour, depending on numbers and staff availability. The 18"' century coach and stable building includes a cafe. Admission to the ... (read more...)
14 Aug: This is the second in our 'Grand Tour' series by local Historian Carol Osgerby. We will be visiting the area around Driffield. Included in the visit will be Watton Abbey, Hutton Cranswick and Nafferton. At Nafferton, we will visit the Southburn Collection, which is a private museum. At Driffield we will have time for exploring the main street with ... (read more...)
21 Sep: MAX 25 PEOPLE 2.00 Meet at St.Margaret's Church Hilston (postcode HU11 4QG) for a private tour of the church No Coach which was designed by Francis Johnson. We then travel to Aldbrough to visit St. Bartholomew's Church which has various renovations carried out by Francis Johnson. Finally, we visit St. Peter's Church, Humbleton (postcode HU11 4NJ). We will then ... (read more...)
12 Nov: Our final event is at Kavanagh's Restaurant, Toll Gavel, Beverley. Austen Redman, Architectural Historian will give a lecture on the Hull Apprentice Billy Cant who was born in the old town of Bridlington and later became known as William Kent, Architect and Designer. This will be followed by a buffet including tea or coffee. 9.30 Finish Any allergies or ... (read more...)