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.
24 Apr: Yesterday was the 375th anniversary of Sir John Hotham's refusal to allow King Charles I entry into the City of Hull by the Beverley Gate. The event was commemorated by a brief play and by the presence of The Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote - part of the Sealed Knot Society. (read more...)
24 Apr: As part of the New Paths Music Festival in Beverley this weekend the workshop of Peter Hall Violins was open to the public. Various soloists and groups performed in the workshop during the day including lutenist Matthew Wadsworth. The Workshop, situated on Norwood, Beverley, will open again to the public at the same time next year. (read more...)
8 Apr: We had the advantage of a cloudless sky for our foray into South Yorkshire. Summer seemed to have arrived early on the pre Easter weekend. Our walk around the centre of Doncaster led by two members of the civic trust proved to be exceptionally interesting. Doncaster was once one of the most prosperous towns in Yorkshire, much of its ... (read more...)
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...)