Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

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The Hull Packet, 1836

The Hull Packet, 1836

Photo © Bradford Timeline

This page has all the up-to-date news about activities in East Yorkshire related to the Georgian period. The Society will use this page to announce news about the Society itself, and reports on our recent visits and other events.

Other happenings in the area will be highlighted, like restorations of relevant buildings and their fittings, new publications, and other relevant news.

We will also be highlighting forthcoming events and festivals that we think you might like to know about. You can further keep track of these on our Forthcoming Events page, which has a handy reminder of the details of the next few events.

Christmas in Georgian East Yorkshire

Bringing in the Yule Log

22 Dec: Many aspects of how we celebrate Christmas are said to have been introduced in the Victorian period, some thanks to Prince Albert, but how was Christmas celebrated in Georgian East Yorkshire? Little is revealed in the few possible sources available. Any mentions of Christmas in newspapers are usually to extol the generosity of the landed gentry and others during ... (read more...)

Two New Articles on website

David Neave at Sledmere

9 Nov: David Neave has kindly written two new articles for the GSEY website. The first dealing with the practises of late Georgian elections, in particular the election of 1807. The second about the some of the incredibly harsh winters of the period we can only hope will not prove too topical this year. (read more...)

Book Review: "The Daughters of George III - Sisters and Princesses" By Catherine Curzon.

The three eldest daughters of George III: Charlotte, Augusta and Elizabeth.

20 Oct: Review by Jane Payne. Catherine Curzon has made a study of the Georgian kings and queens. In 2018, Pen and Sword published her "The Scandal of George III’s Court." She has built up an extensive list of sources, especially from the time. This is not, however, an arid list of events and quotes, but very readable. There is a ... (read more...)

Two new articles for your enjoyment.

Georgian Elopement

13 Jun: Today we have two new articles for your enjoyment: An account of eighteenth century elopements in Beverley from Susan Neave ... ... and the history Georgian Hymns and hymn singing by Julian Savory. (read more...)

New article by David Neave - A Georgian Courtship

An eighteenth century couple.

23 May: David Neave has edited for us the letters of William Hotham to his future wife. See link for article. (read more...)

Latest Updates

Jane Austen and Charles Edward Stuart

11 May: We have been adding to our website. See the list of the latest new pages at the side of this article. (read more...)

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