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.
14 Aug: Carol Osgerby gave a fascinating narration to her tour of the Hull valley. The river itself is rarely seen from the road, but the numerous drains, tributaries and canals that surround it are. Our first stop was the Southburn Archaeological Museum - a small museum run by volunteers. It contains numerous artifacts from the surrounding area, showing the occupation ... (read more...)
2 Jul: Our trip to Temple Newsam went well, starting with a n interesting introductory lecture by the houses curator Dr Rachel Conroy. The house will be five hundred years old in 2020, and contains elements of the styles of most of the intervening centuries. The Elizabethan style, and Victorian reproductions of it, tend to predominate, but there are also a ... (read more...)
26 Jun: The Society deeply regrets to announce the sudden death of Keith Wade, who with his wife Sue, ably and inventively arranged many outings over the last few years. His funeral is to be held at the large chapel, Chanterlands Crematorium on Monday 1st of July at 2.30pm. We extend to Sue our profound sympathy. Olwyn Hirst has generously agreed ... (read more...)
10 Jun: On Friday afternoon some members enjoyed a guided walk around Sutton led by Paul Schofield. The walk took in a number of interesting sites and which helped affirm that Sutton is indeed an independent village caught within the suburbs of an expanding Kingston-upon-Hull. The village has Hull's third medieval church, St James, and a number of old cottages dating ... (read more...)
20 Apr: Our Maundy Thursday trip to Pocklington and Kilnwick Percy was blessed by the bright sun of what has proved to be the warmest Easter weekend for many years. Our guide around Pocklington School was Darrell Buttery MBE. As a former President of the York Civic Society and a current governor of the school, Mr Buttery was able to give ... (read more...)
16 Feb: The AGM, held at Hull History Centre proved a great success. After the annual “Year in Review” video, the AGM proper, with re-election of members went smoothly. Barbara English gave a talk on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97)whose childhood home was in Beverley. Recent research using old rate books by Barbara English and Susan Neave has pinned down ... (read more...)