Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

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The Hull Packet, 1836

The Hull Packet, 1836

Photo © Bradford Timeline

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.

Report on the 73rd AGM

Patrick Baty

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...)

GSEY member Darrell Buttery receives MBE

5 Feb: The GSEY would like to congratulate Mr Darrell Buttery on the MBE he has been awarded in the New Year's Honours. (read more...)

Application made to demolish Needler Hall

Needler Hall

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...)

Triple 80th Celebration at Sledmere House

Professor John Wilton-Ely

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...)

John Gordon Lightowler 1922-2017


28 Sep: It is with sadness that we record the death on 29 July 2017 of our President. John Lightowler, who was appointed President of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire in 1999, was a member of the society’s executive committee from the late 1950s. As a trustee of Blaydes House John oversaw the building’s sale to the University of Hull, ... (read more...)

Three Houses in Beverley

Ann Routh's House

15 Sep: On the 15th of September Austen Redman led a tour of three houses in Beverley. This was reprise of a lecture given at the Georgian Festival in 2014 and precedes the publication of a book on the same subject. The Georgian Society for East Yorkshire would like to thank Mr Chapman of Kavanagh's Restaurant (Ann Routh's House), Mr & ... (read more...)

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