A writer and an artist who discovered the stories of the Viola trawler by way of a cultural competition have now been inspired to use their work to spread the word about her exploits and the campaign to bring her home.
The pair took first place in their respective categories in the “One Thousand Words” competition organised by the Viola Trust, challenging creatives to paint a picture or write a short story.
East Riding Archives is asking residents to share their memories of the COVID-19 lockdown period in a new COVID-19 collection, which will be preserved for the benefit of future generations.
The archives team are looking for items like photographs of people’s daily lives; pictures of empty streets; pictures and recordings of the ‘Clap for Carers’ on Thursday evenings, or other thanks for NHS and key workers; or even diaries with notes about what people have been doing during the lockdown.
Following the annual general meeting of the Conservative Group at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Richard Burton has been re-elected as leader of the group and will, therefore, continue as leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Councillor Burton became only the second sole leader in the council’s history after succeeding Stephen Parnaby OBE in May 2019.
Five-star housebuilder, Barratt Homes Yorkshire East, continues to honour fallen war hero, Jack Harrison, at its aptly named Poppy Fields development in Cottingham, with a £1,800 donation toward a statue in his memory.
Emma Hardy MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.
In doing so she pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.
The Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway Homes says its on-going sales success in Swanland proves its 2019 claim that the East Riding is the north of England’s new property hotspot.
Emma Fitton-Cook, Bellway Yorkshire’s sales manager, explained: “Bellway has a long history of success in the East Riding, going back as far as the Victoria Dock redevelopment in the later 1980s / early 1990s, but over the last 18-months we’ve been selling new homes nearly as fast as we can build them.”
A young singer-songwriter from Beverley will make her debut at the Spirit of Yorkshire’s Distillery Sessions next month.
Having completed a MSc in Molecular Medicine, Rachel Makena is now turning her attention to her lifelong passion for music and will perform on the 31 January at the intimate Hunmanby venue where Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky, Filey Bay is being produced.
Beverley’s winter music festival, Stage4Beverley returns for its fourth year in February (12th – 16th ), and as the event has gained in popularity with a sold-out show already and more about to sell out.
Wednesday 12th February sees the launch with the legendary blues duo Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, founder members of the Blues Band, followed by a rare performance by BBC Radio 2 and 6Music and Glastonbury TV presenter, Mark Radcliffe. He will be inviting the audience to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying stories.
Trustees behind a campaign to bring the world’s oldest remaining steam trawler back to its home in Hull will be crossing off the days after taking delivery of a commemorative calendar and revealing the ship could be back next summer.
The Viola Trust unveiled the “Homeward Bound” calendar to sponsors at a special launch event held at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar.
Two Elwell Paintings from the unique collection of the work of Fred and Mary Elwell at Beverley Art Gallery have made the journey to York to form part of a major exhibition there.
The two paintings loaned to York Art Gallery are Fred Elwell’s ‘Refugees in my Studio’ from 1940, and ‘Artist in his studio’, an undated work, but probably dating to earlier in his career at the turn of the century.