Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

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The Hull Packet, 1836

The Hull Packet, 1836

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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.

Advanced Notice of AGM

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16 Jan: Please note that this year's AGM will be on Saturday 16th of February. More information regarding the event will be provided later. (read more...)

A Church Wander - 21 September 2019

Church Cottage, Humbleton, 2019.

23 Sep: On a cloudless Holderness afternoon we had our final visits of the year. The theme was loosely connected by Francis Johnson, the traditionalist architect who was a prominent early member of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire. Our first venue was St Margaret’s church in Hilston. This is at least the third church on the site. A mediæval church ... (read more...)

Carol Osgerby leads tour of the Hull valley.

St Michael, Garton on the Wold - detail

14 Aug: Carol Osgerby gave a fascinating narration to her tour of the Hull valley. The river itself is rarely seen from the road, but the numerous drains, tributaries and canals that surround it are. Our first stop was the Southburn Archaeological Museum - a small museum run by volunteers. It contains numerous artifacts from the surrounding area, showing the occupation ... (read more...)

Visit to Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam Frontispiece

2 Jul: Our trip to Temple Newsam went well, starting with a n interesting introductory lecture by the houses curator Dr Rachel Conroy. The house will be five hundred years old in 2020, and contains elements of the styles of most of the intervening centuries. The Elizabethan style, and Victorian reproductions of it, tend to predominate, but there are also a ... (read more...)

Important Announcement

Keith Wade

26 Jun: The Society deeply regrets to announce the sudden death of Keith Wade, who with his wife Sue, ably and inventively arranged many outings over the last few years. His funeral is to be held at the large chapel, Chanterlands Crematorium on Monday 1st of July at 2.30pm. We extend to Sue our profound sympathy. Olwyn Hirst has generously agreed ... (read more...)

Paul Schofield leads guided walk

Paul Schofield in Sutton

10 Jun: On Friday afternoon some members enjoyed a guided walk around Sutton led by Paul Schofield. The walk took in a number of interesting sites and which helped affirm that Sutton is indeed an independent village caught within the suburbs of an expanding Kingston-upon-Hull. The village has Hull's third medieval church, St James, and a number of old cottages dating ... (read more...)

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