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 Jan: We have been having some difficulties with our email account recently and may not have responded to emails sent to us in the last couple of months. We apologise for this and hope to rectify the problem in the near future. (read more...)
8 Nov: Due to the pandemic our 76th AGM was delayed until the 6th of November 2021. It was held at Kingston Wesley Methodist Church, on Holderness Road Hull. The usual review of the year video was replaced with a half hour retrospective of the last decade of visits arranged thematically. The AGM itself saw the election of two new members, ... (read more...)
23 Oct: This week end through to the 25th of October is the Beverley 1300 festival. Check out the web link for events . (read more...)
26 Sep: Coach tours Much can be gained by staying local – to see the familiar from a new perspective. On other occasions we need a coach – where we can also get to know one another (and have the occasional snooze). Some days are left largely free for us to explore, as much or as little as we wish. An ... (read more...)
4 Aug: Visits to private houses Particularly successful are visits to houses not normally open to the public. The Society is really ‘adding value’ here, as other than through membership, it would be impossible to get into such places. There are many examples over the years: Mr Smith’s House at Heslington 2009 – flower displays, garden, slide show; tea and biscuits; ... (read more...)
17 Jul: I have been thinking about what we have missed over the past year: our visits to places of interest. That prompted me to look back over our programmes since 2010 (I wish I had kept the earlier ones, from the mid-1990s when I joined the Society). It triggered many happy memories; it also made me reflect on what makes ... (read more...)