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.
19 Feb: The AGM began with the annual video. After the election of members and the financial report we had a fascinating talk on the Restoration of Sewerby Hall from Janice Smith. Details of this years visits programme will be posted on this site in the near future. (read more...)
29 Dec: St Charles Borromeo, the oldest post-reformation church in Hull, is currently completing the first phase of a major restoration. The church has published a booklet about its history and is offering guided tours to groups. Work will continue on a second phase, restoring the elaborate baroque decorations added to the interior in the 1890s. For more information see the ... (read more...)
21 Dec: Last night's "Georgian Christmas" at St Mary's Cottingham proved to be a great success. Sixty people attended the Georgian Feast, with more attending the preceding concert. (read more...)
10 Nov: Plans to develop the site of 54 Elloughton Road were refused planning permission by the Western sub-committee on Tuesday. It is hoped that this will bring to an end proposals to demolish the nineteenth century house. (read more...)
24 Sep: Our final trip of 2016 was to Bridlington. We were given a walking tour of the Old Town by David Mooney who is a stone Mason and one of Bridlington's Lord Feoffees. The tour took in the Priory and the oldest Baptist Chapel in the country. In the afternoon we were shown around Sewerby Hall by Janice Smith who ... (read more...)
28 Aug: Chatsworth is one of England's grandest, and most popular, grand houses. Its popularity was apparent from the crowds that had gathered even on a Wednesday; its grandeur became more evident at every turn. We were treated to excellent weather for our trip, allowing us to explore the extensive gardens. In the afternoon we enjoyed a guided tour of the ... (read more...)