Records Show History of Racing in Beverley

June 4, 2010

The racing season at Beverley is now well under way. Horse racing has always been a sophisticated affair, and if anything it has become more so with the passage of time.  It is a chance for people to dress up in all their finery and enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of the race. Documents held at the Treasure House, Beverley, show that the spirit of horse racing generally remains the same,…


The Yorkshire Connection and Beyond

June 1, 2010

The Barnes Wallis Trust, together with the Royal Society and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the R.100 airship’s first transatlantic flight with a touring exhibition called ‘Barnes Wallis – The Yorkshire Connection and Beyond.’ The exhibition forms part of the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary celebrations with a national programme of events celebrating ‘Local Heroes.’ Sir Barnes Wallis was based at the Howden Airship…


New Archaeological Mini-Display at the Treasure House

The latest archaeological finds acquired by East Riding Museums Service will go on display at the Treasure House in Champney Road, Beverley, on Wednesday 5th May. The finds include a rare Bronze Age axe head found on the beach at Mappleton and on loan from the finder, Alison Lloyd, who discovered the artefact whilst walking her dogs.  Other items have come in as purchases via the Treasure process, including a…

May 7, 2010

Have Your Say: Local Development Framework

May 6, 2010

Now is your chance to get involved in shaping the future development of the East Riding – as the council prepares a blueprint known as the Local Development Framework (LDF). The LDF will form part of the development plan for the East Riding and will be used to determine where and how we should build new places for people to live and work in. It will set out planning policies…


Deluge in Driffield – 100 Years On

May 4, 2010

It is nearly three years since major flooding devastated parts of the East Riding and Hull. For those who were affected, it will never be forgotten. One of the towns which appeared to be relatively unaffected was Driffield, but history shows that the ‘Capital of the Wolds’ has not always been so lucky. One hundred years ago this month, the town of Driffield suffered the effects of a devastating torrent…


Easter 2010 Opening Times @ The Treasure House

The museum on the first floor at the Treasure House in Beverley will be open on Good Friday this year (2nd April) from 9.30 – 5pm, offering a range of exhibitions, as well as a gift shop for those last minute Easter gifts. Current displays include the unique South Cave weapons cache and a replica of one of the Iron Age swords. In Gallery 2, “Silver a beautiful metal” is…

March 17, 2010

Students’ Designs Turn Waste into Fashion

February 26, 2010

Two students from East Riding College have taken part in a competition to turn discarded clothing into high fashion. Zoe Oakes and Faye Theabould, who are both first year students on the  National Certificate in Fashion and Clothing at the College’s Bridlington campus, designed and created dresses using pre-worn and charity shop garments as part of the contest organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The competition aimed to highlight…


Vagina Monologues @ Inspiration’s

February 25, 2010

Inspiration at the Old Granary was packed full of women who were there to enjoy a performance of the ‘Vaginal Monologues’ and help raise money for Hull Women’s Aid. Sue Kirkman mother of Annie the lady behind the fund raisers said; “We have had such a good response it’s been unbelievable, we had no idea some many people would want to come and see it and we are really looking…


Film & Sound Archive Opening at Treasure House

February 17, 2010

From Friday, 12 February, a free digital film and sound archive with access to footage which brings the region’s past to life will open to all. People using the award-winning new archive will be able to see the region after the blitz, local industry, life in the towns and villages of the East Riding and even the wreckage of the Howden R38 Airship crash in 1921. Sound archives including interviews…


Records from Tailor’s Shop Preserved

February 2, 2010

Although by no means a defunct practice, having tailor-made clothes is less common than it used to be. Thankfully, the memory of an East Riding tailor’s shop, Brown’s of Beverley, will now be preserved. A collection of documents relating to this family business has been deposited with the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service, based at the Treasure House in Beverley. Collections Officer Sam Bartle said: “This is an…


Ghosts of Christmas Past at the Treasure House

December 18, 2009

While it might be difficult to ever really know who has been on Father Christmas’ naughty list, documents held by the archives and local studies service can give us a good idea. Evidence that not everyone has behaved themselves during Christmases past can be found at the Beverley Treasure House where records from the Christmas Quarter Sessions for the East Riding of Yorkshire, dating back more than 300 years, reveal…


Oliver’s Army Days Commemorated

November 9, 2009

As we once more salute the heroes of today and yesteryear, a collection of letters on show at The East Riding Treasure House, Beverley, we are reminded of countless tales of bravery, endurance, and sacrifice in the face of war. These letters were written as part of a series of correspondence from Lieutenant Edwin Oliver of the 4th East Yorkshire Territorials was one of those heroes, amongst millions of other…


The Treasure House

November 4, 2009

The new building in Beverley provides a service for the East Riding of Yorkshire’s heritage, there is a permanent exhibition on the first floor relating to heritage of the area and also regular tempory exhibitions. Within the Treausure House you will also find the East Riding Archives and Local Studies, East Riding Museums Collections and a libary service all of which operate from this building in Beverley. Computer with internet…


A History of Photography

October 23, 2009

The latest exhibition at the Beverley Treasure House, is a touring exhibition entitled ‘A History of Photography,’ which has been organised by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, with costume and accessories from the East Riding Museums Service. Dr Brian Hinton, curator of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, said: “The photographs on display provide two concurrent chronologies – the progress of Western civilisation over the last 150 years, and matching developments…


The Archives Open Day

October 3, 2009

More than 230 members of the public attended an open day held by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies service at the Beverley Treasure House on Saturday, 26 September. The day was part of the national archive awareness campaign, which this year was using ‘flight’ as its theme. Visitors were able to see a display of documents on the theme of flight, take behind the scenes tours…


Local History Book Fair

October 2, 2009

Popular local history events are being planned by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archive and local studies service, based at the Beverley Treasure House in Champney Road, Beverley. The annual Local History Book Fair will be held on Saturday, 17 October, at Beverley Minster while an autumn programme of local history lectures and garden tours will start on Monday, 19 October. Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Christopher…


Beverley Art Gallery

September 23, 2009

Beverley Art Gallery hold the largest collection of works by celebrated local artist, Frederick Elwell. The Gallery runs a temporary exhibition and education programme, and themed exhibitions from the permanent collection. The Beverley Art Gallery is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9.30am – 5pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am – 8pm and on Saturdays between 9am – 4pm. The gallery has free admission and disabled access and…


A History of Primary Education

September 18, 2009

A new exhibition entitled “When I Was Six” is now on display in the Treasure House in Beverley. The exhibition, which presents a history of primary education in the East Riding, was compiled by volunteers of the East Riding Rural Life Project at Skidby Windmill. Fiona Jenkinson, the project co-ordinator, said: “This is the third in a series of Treasure House exhibitions compiled by the team of volunteers, who also…