‘Sobriety’ Returning to Beverley for First Time in 40 Years

August 5, 2010

An old girl will be returning home as part of a special visit thanks to Lottery money. The Sobriety was originally built in Beverley 100 years ago back in 1910 at Joseph Scarrs. To mark its centenary the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant so the Waterways Museum can take her back to town where she was built. It is over forty years since the Sobriety has been seen…

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Archbishop of York Blesses Syntan Barge

July 20, 2010

The Archbishop of York gave his blessing to the Syntan barge this weekend. Dr John Sentamu travelled along East Yorkshire’s waterways to York from Beverley Beck on the Beverley Barge Preservation Society boat to bless the York Millennium Bridge on its tenth anniversay. While on the Syntan, he also blessed the plaque which commemorates the restoration of the barge. The Syntan used to be owned by Hodgsons Tannery to carry…

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Beverley Barge Preservation Society Museum

July 7, 2010

Have you got any memories or photos of life through the years on Beckside? Beverley Barge Preservation Society is trying to pull together as complete a picture as possible of life around the Beck, once the industrial heart of the town. Now a floating museum, the society’s pride and joy is the Syntan, once a working barge used by Richard Hodgsons and sons ltd. It is the hub of the…

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Barges – Beverley Beck Barge Festival 2010

June 1, 2010

Pictures from the Beverley Beck of the Barges that and pleasure cruisers that were on display as part of the Beverley Barge Festival 2010 organised by the Beverley Barge Preservation Society. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size

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Beverley Beck Barge Festival 2010

May 29, 2010

The Beverley Beck Barge Festival was officially opened this morning by Mayor of Beverley Bessie Foot. The Beverley Beck Barge Festival runs for two days with plenty to do for all the family.  There is a pirate and a teddy bear that need naming too and anyone not on their best behaviour may find themselves in the stocks! More information about the event can be found here. HU17.net Picture Gallery:…

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Beverley Barge Preservation Society Festival 2010

Beckside is set to come alive when Beverley Barge Preservation Society hold their annual festival on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May. Beverley Beck will be packed with barges from all over the country as narrowboat addicts congregate to enjoy the friendly and fun atmosphere. The entertainment will include performances from dance troops, bands and sea shanty singers, while there will also be stalls selling ice cream and refreshments, tombola…

May 17, 2010
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