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.
Programme for 2024
15 Feb: Our website is currently under development, and it is not possible to put all the events on the site in the usual format.
24 February 2024: AGM and MARGARET DIBB MEMORIAL LECTURE ZION URC CHURCH, HALLGATE, COTTINGHAM. THOMAS WHITE LANDSCAPE DESIGNER Illustrated Lecture by Louise Wickham. 1.30 pm.
27 April: TWO 17th-CENTURY MERCHANTS’ HOUSES BRIDLINGTON Specialist tours of two important private houses in the Old Town. All day.
1 June: GEORGIAN DAY at Beverley Guild Hall. 10am to 4pm.
15 June: IMMANUEL KANT AND HULL Day Conference Hull History Centre. 11am to 4.30pm.
2 July: VISIT TO GOOLE MUSEUM AND TOUR OF THE GEORGIAN TOWN. All day.
28 September: BOYNTON HALL. 2pm.
25 October: ST MARY’S CHURCH HALL, BEVERLEY AFTERNOON LECTURE. LIFE AND TIMES OF A GEORGIAN BEVERLEY GENTLEMAN The later diaries of John Courtney of Newbegin House (1788-1805) Illustrated lecture by Dr Susan Neave . 2.30 p.m.
27 Jul: The Georgian Society for East Yorkshire has donated a copy of Christopher Webster's book "Late Georgian Churches" to the East Riding Archives. The book was bought with money from the Margaret Dibb Bequest. Our Honorary Secretary Mr Chris Mead is shown making the donation earlier this month. (read more...)
22 Jul: Last Saturday saw a welcome return of the GSEY coach trips. In rather variable weather we visited three East Yorkshire churches with painted glass by William Peckitt. Professor Sarah Brown explained that Peckitt, who was based in York, tried to revive the art of stained and painted glass in the eighteenth century. His work was to be found in ... (read more...)
26 Jun: On 13th of June we were treated to a tour of St Mary’s Lowgate. The church has recently been renovated and the GSEY made a contribution towards the restoration of the monument to the Pease family. Unfortunately, the reinstallation of the of the Pease monument had been delayed and it was not available for us to see. (read more...)
26 Jun: This year the GSEY is sponsoring the New Paths music festival. As a thanks the committee were invited by Chairman Roland Deller and Artistic Director Libby Burgess to an evening of music in the magnificent Library of Sledmere House on 8th June. The programme featured soprano Anna Cavaliero and trombonist Matthew Gee, both accompanied by Libby Burgess at the ... (read more...)
16 May: Our visits to Knedlington Old Hall last Saturday proved to be particularly fascinating. The two groups, in the morning and afternoon sessions, received a guided tour of the hall and gardens by the owner Phil Thomas. Phil and his husband Michael have been working to rescue and restore the building which suffered some very unsympathetic alterations in the early ... (read more...)
23 Apr: Never judge a book by its cover, we are told. In the case of this book, ‘never judge a book by its title’ would be a more appropriate caution. Or rather, go beyond the title to look at the sub-title: ‘Tales from the long eighteenth-century’. In fact I’d asked the library to get me an altogether different book but ... (read more...)