Visit to Bridlington
Saturday, 24th September 2016
Our final trip of 2016 was to Bridlington. We were given a walking tour of the Old Town by David Mooney who is a stone Mason and one of Bridlington's Lord Feoffees. The tour took in the Priory and the oldest Baptist Chapel in the country.
In the afternoon we were shown around Sewerby Hall by Janice Smith who organised much of the houses recent restoration. Many of the old museum exhibits have been removed, the original colour schemes have been restored and the rooms furnished with items of the correct periods.
A fine example of the eary Georgian period, this Grade I listed house has recently undergone a £2.6 million renovation, opening many more rooms to the public. It contains two rooms of Amy Johnson memorabilia. The award winning gardens include a walled garden, rose beds and a pleasue garden with magnificent Monkey Puzzle trees. (read more...)