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.
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...)
16 Feb: The AGM of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire takes place today at the Hull History Centre. The video "Year in Review 2018" will be premiered at the event, followed by a lecture by Barbara English on Mary Wollstonecraft. (read more...)
14 Nov: Out Final event of 2018 was a lecture on Beverley Minster in the Georgian period given by John Phillips, author of "Of a Faire Uniforme Making". This was followed by an excellent buffet provided by Kavanagh's restaurant. (read more...)
8 Sep: Our Visit to Doddington Hall on Tuesday was the last of the year. About twenty four members attended. We arrived in Lincoln in time for Lunch and had a couple of hours to explore the city centre. The day was overcast but not cold. At Doddington Hall we were split into two groups, each of which received a separate ... (read more...)
21 Jun: Today we were privileged to be given an excellent tour of the Holderness peninsular by local historian Carol Osgerby (with significant contributions from our driver Brian of East Yorkshire Coaches). "If Hull is the end of the line" said Carol "then Holderness is the end of the Earth!" To the east of the river Hull, and partially in the ... (read more...)
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...)