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.

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...)

Report on Visit to Pocklington School and Kilnwick Hall

Dolman House, Pocklington School

20 Apr: Our Maundy Thursday trip to Pocklington and Kilnwick Percy was blessed by the bright sun of what has proved to be the warmest Easter weekend for many years. Our guide around Pocklington School was Darrell Buttery MBE. As a former President of the York Civic Society and a current governor of the school, Mr Buttery was able to give ... (read more...)

Report on the AGM.

Barbara English giving lecture.

16 Feb: The AGM, held at Hull History Centre proved a great success. After the annual “Year in Review” video, the AGM proper, with re-election of members went smoothly. Barbara English gave a talk on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97)whose childhood home was in Beverley. Recent research using old rate books by Barbara English and Susan Neave has pinned down ... (read more...)

Annual Video to be shown at the 2019 AGM

Mary Wollstonecraft

16 Feb: The AGM of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire takes place today at the Hull History Centre. The video "Year in Review 2018" will be premiered at the event, followed by a lecture by Barbara English on Mary Wollstonecraft. (read more...)

Final Event of the Year at Ann Routh House.

Beverley Minster by Night

14 Nov: Out Final event of 2018 was a lecture on Beverley Minster in the Georgian period given by John Phillips, author of "Of a Faire Uniforme Making". This was followed by an excellent buffet provided by Kavanagh's restaurant. (read more...)

Visit to Doddington Hall

The Hall of Doddington Hall

8 Sep: Our Visit to Doddington Hall on Tuesday was the last of the year. About twenty four members attended. We arrived in Lincoln in time for Lunch and had a couple of hours to explore the city centre. The day was overcast but not cold. At Doddington Hall we were split into two groups, each of which received a separate ... (read more...)

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