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.
26 Apr: MAX 25 PEOPLE Meet outside the main entrance (North Door) of St Augustine's Church. Local historian, Martin Craven, will take us on a tour of this amazing medieval town and port. There will be a lunch break between 12.00 & 1.30. We will end the afternoon at the museum, where refreshments will be available. The finish time will be ... (read more...)
31 May: MAX 30 PEOPLE Escrick Hall, Originally medieaval, was in the C18th extended and remodelled outside and inside by John Carr of York. The Hall is now a private girl's school. The tour of the Hall, church and Wheldrake church will be conducted by the renowned local historian, Sam Taylor. A two course "school dinner" with drinks is included in ... (read more...)
21 Jun: A "Grand Coach Tour" of Holderness conducted by historian Carol Osgerby. We will travel the length and breadth of the area including Patrington, Kilnsea, Easington and up the coast to Skipsea, then inland to Brandesburton, Meaux and Sutton. There will be a commentary with entertaining stories by Carol. There willl be a lunch break in Hornsea. Coach: 9:45 Beverley ... (read more...)
10 Jul: Blaydes House was built in around 1740 for the Blaydes family as their home and business premises. The property was rescued, by our own society and then passed on to Hull University. The story of the latter and the history of the house will be revealed by Dr. Martin Wilcox and Dr David Neave. £6 - No coach. (read more...)
16 Aug: MAX 30 PEOPLE A guided walk with Dr. Susan Neave. The walk starts from St Mary's Church and takes in the Georgian Quarter, Newbegin, North Bar and Saturday Market. We will then go back to St Mary's church where Dr. David Neave will give us a talk. £6 - No coach. (read more...)
4 Sep: 9:30 Beverley (behind Marks & Spencer) 11:00 Free time in Lincoln and lunch, with lots of choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants. 1:45 The coach leaves for Doddington Hall. 2:15 Arrival at Doddington Hall, where we have a privileged private guided tour. (The Hall will be closed to the public). The Hall is very unusual in that it was ... (read more...)