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.
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...)
5 Feb: The GSEY would like to congratulate Mr Darrell Buttery on the MBE he has been awarded in the New Year's Honours. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15798446.New_Year_Honours__Heritage_champion_receives_MBE (read more...)
13 Jan: An application has been made to demolish Needler Hall, Cottingham. Built circa 1780, the house was until recently the centrepiece of Hull University's Needler Hall hall of residence. Although the Georgian sections were retained when all the surrounding buildings were demolished, an application has now been made to demolish these too. Details can be found in the public access ... (read more...)
16 Nov: Today saw a triple 80th celebration at Sledmere House: the 80th anniversaries of the foundation of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire and the Georgian Group as well as the 80th birthday of Professor John Wilton-Ely. Members from both societies attended a day of events in the glorious setting of one of the county's most beautiful houses. After coffee, ... (read more...)