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.
9 Apr: Dear Members, I last wrote to you in April 2020, confirming the cancellation (or, we had hoped, the postponement) of the 2020 Events programme. We had managed to hold our 2020 AGM – with an interesting talk and an excellent tea enjoyed by all who attended. And that was our one and only 2020 event. When I wrote that ... (read more...)
13 Feb: Barbara Ashwin (1925-2020) With the death last September of Barbara Ashwin of Londesborough Park at the age of 94, East Yorkshire has lost someone who did much to preserve important aspects of its Stuart and Georgian past. She was passionate about the history, buildings, landscape and people of her community and the conservation and promotion of its unique heritage. ... (read more...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)