Medieval Beverley, one of England’s leading manufacturing towns in the middle ages, reached down through 600 years of history yesterday, to provide a much-needed boost for its modern-day residents when it was confirmed from a meeting taking place in Germany, that Beverley had been accepted as a member of the Modern Hanseatic League.
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.
Beverley will once again be taking part in the Heritage Open Days as a host of places will welcome the public in to have a look around.
A completely free event, Heritage Open Days in Beverley will take place from Friday 13 to Sunday the 15 September.
Bollards being installed on the Westwood Pasture in Beverley have been welcomed by local people.
Residents and campaigners have for years voiced their concerns about the number of cars being left all day as motorists ignore signage and four hour time limits.
Beverley Civic Society have unveiled a Green Plaque in honour of the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft on the home she lived in when in Beverley.
Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding, The Hon. Mrs Susan Cunliffe Lister officially unveiled the Green Plaque at a short ceremony that was well attended.
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.
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.
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.
Beverley Civic Society have unveiled their latest historic information board which they hope will help people understand more about the Town.
Located in Saturday Market on the wall of The Grapes, the board which was produced locally provides snippets of information from years gone by.
Mayor of Beverley Paul McGrath says it was great privilege to oversee the proceedings that saw Beverley Town Council honor Freemen and Freewomen at a ceremony in the Beverley Guildhall.
A bun produced by Sugar & Spice Cafe and Coffee Shop were left celebrating after their creation was picked by judges to be the official Beverley Bun.
Shoppers in Beverley looked on in shock today as the historic Setts in Saturday Market were ripped out by a mechanical digger.
Martin Cox has been elected as the new Mayor of Beverley and will be assisted by his daughter Emily. Outgoing Mayor Cllr Margaret Pinder delivered a humorous, yet serious speech for the last time in the role
The Beverley Civic Society and Beverley Action are both delighted at the Council’s decision to save the setts in the Saturday Market. An amazing number of people from the region, the country, and indeed all over the world
Thanks to everybody for the tremendous support that we had at our SOS march on Saturday, 22nd December. For those who think that campaigning does not make a difference then we can tell you that it does.
A row is brewing over plans to create a new cycle route on Beverley Westwood. East Riding Council plans to widen an existing pathway across the Westwood to create a shared cycle-footpath
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.