Dry Stone Wall Makes For New Feature On Beverley’s Iconic Westwood

Dry Stone Wall Makes For New Feature On Beverley’s Iconic Westwood
September 18, 2019

A traditional dry stone wall built by Beverley born Australian citizen Emma Knowles has recently become a new feature on Westwood common. Emma is one of only five female Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Advanced Dry Stone Wallers in the world, and the only advanced waller and instructor operating in the southern hemisphere.

Emma is currently in England fulfilling the requirements of a Fellowship awarded to her by the International Specialized Skills Institute, as well as managing her mother’s estate following the death of Pat Knowles late last year.

Read More >>

MP To Attend Unveiling Of Plaque In Honour Of Mary Wollstonecraft

MP To Attend Unveiling Of Plaque In Honour Of Mary Wollstonecraft
August 28, 2018

Graham Stuart MP will be attending the unveiling of a plaque in Beverley to commemorate the childhood home of author Mary Wollstonecraft.

Organised by the Beverley Civic Society, the event will take place later this week, has been arranged to celebrate the childhood home of Mary Wollstonecraft who lived at 2 Highgate in Beverley.

Read More >>

The First Feminist – Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

The First Feminist – Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
August 28, 2018

Described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of women’s rights, arguing that women should be educated, should be able to vote and to be in government: extraordinary claims for the 18th century.

This September Beverley is celebrating her story and her connection to the town as part of the national Heritage Open Days programme, with talks, walks and an illumination by the street artist Stewy.

Read More >>

Molescroft Parish Council Restore Village’s Roll of Honour

Molescroft Parish Council Restored Village’s Roll of Honour
March 4, 2018

As the anniversary to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I approaches later this year, Molescroft Parish Council has restored the village’s Roll of Honour.

Parish Councillors David Boynton & Jackie Heffer formed a working group, with the aim of restoring the Roll of Honour which lists the names of 20 Molescroft servicemen who took up the call to arms in the conflict. The roll records the death of only one serviceman Lieutenant Edmund Wigfall Military cross.

Read More >>

North Bar

January 6, 2012

The North Bar is the town’s last surviving medieval gate. The other two, Newbiggen Gate and Keld Gate, were pulled down in the 18th and 19th centuries after falling into disrepair.

Read More >>