My mother Jane Yerbury Sweeney, who was born on 7th. January 1920 and died on 1st. June 2018 at Newbegin House in Beverley, was an extraordinary woman. Brought up in Kensington and Sussex, she was educated at home, mostly by herself. She read widely, but obtained no formal qualifications.
Her mother had been expelled from boarding school while her parents were living abroad, and her father, although he eventually qualified and became an eminent doctor with a successful practice in Kensington, had hated school, so the couple decided to keep Jane and her younger siblings at home.
Originally we were told that a letter from our Doctor would be sufficient to get Charley recognised as an “Assistance Dog”, I obtained such a letter without difficulty or delay but, on trying to use this to re-instate Charley in the Beverley Treasure House Foyer
I have just spent an afternoon with Paddy Sweeney and his dog Charlie. Anyone who lives in Beverley will know who Paddy is and without question he is one of Beverley’s characters. This morning I received a phone call from Jerry O’Connell who had been called by his wife, Christine, relating to Paddy who along with Charlie was holding a protest outside the Tesco store on Morton Lane, Beverley. Paddy…
Retired vet Paddy Sweeney celebrated his 90th birthday with friends in the Royal Standard pub Beverley. 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
Local retired vet Paddy Sweeney served a summons on Chisolms the Bookmakers over a dispute involving a counterfeit twenty pound note, and won. Paddy claimed he received the counterfeit note from them, and was only made aware of it when he tried to use it in another store. Paddy Sweeney said “I got a letter from the bookmaker saying that the matter was closed and that I was not going…
Yesterday evening what I set out to cover never materialised though I did meet a local man called Paddy Sweeney on Toll Gavel. Paddy is a retired vet and has great dog called Charlie. He has been in Beverley for a around 3 years now and said his dog gets a lot of attention. He asked if I would put the pictures on the web site for him.