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.
2 Jun: Thursday’s visit to Escrick and Wheldrake was a great success, not least because of our guide, retired teacher and historian, Mr Sam Taylor. The weather was warm and cloudy, with occasional sunny intervals. Escrick Hall is now St Margaret’s School, where Mr Taylor was a Master. The present building began a relatively modest house for Henry Thompson in the ... (read more...)
23 May: New regulations require us to inform you of how we use and hold your personal data. The data, supplied by you to us, is held on a secure data base and is used by the officers of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire only for the legitimate purpose of administering the charity. The data is needed primarily to: - ... (read more...)
30 Apr: Last Thursday was chilly but bright for our guided tout of Hedon. This was conducted by historian Martin Craven who started his tour in the centre of the old town before moving on to St Augustine's Church, popularly known as "The King of Holderness". After lunch we were shown the court room of the Town Hall. The building dates ... (read more...)
26 Mar: We are sad to announce that Jill Jones, a long standing member of the committee of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire, passed away on the 19th of March. She was approaching her 90th birthday. Jill was a regular attendee of the society visits and, despite failing health, even managed to attend last month’s AGM. She reviewed planning applications ... (read more...)
12 Mar: 2018 sees the 250th anniversary of the death of the clergyman and author Laurence Sterne. Following the success of Shandy’s Physicians, an exhibition held at the RSM Library in 2013 to mark the tercentenary of Sterne’s birth, A Georgian Miscellany: Medicine 1713 – 1768 celebrates the medical world of Sterne’s time with an exhibition of texts from the Library ... (read more...)
17 Feb: This years AGM was held in the education room at Wilberforce House. As usual we began with the "Year in Review" video which was followed by a minutes silence for out late President John Lightowler. The Chairman's report and the election of the committee members was followed by an excellent lecture entitled "The Paint Detective" by Patrick Baty. (read more...)