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.
15 Feb: The 75th AGM of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire was held today at Kingston Wesley Methodist Church on Holderness Road. The meeting was proceeded by the Annual Year in Review video by Austen Redman which will be available to view on YouTube. The existing committee were re-elected as were several new members who have been co-opted after the ... (read more...)
12 Feb: Please note that the 2020 visits and events programme is now on our website including full details of the AGM. (read more...)
16 Jan: Please note that this year's AGM will be on Saturday 16th of February. More information regarding the event will be provided later. (read more...)
23 Sep: On a cloudless Holderness afternoon we had our final visits of the year. The theme was loosely connected by Francis Johnson, the traditionalist architect who was a prominent early member of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire. Our first venue was St Margaret’s church in Hilston. This is at least the third church on the site. A mediæval church ... (read more...)
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...)