Major Refurbishment Of Skidby Windmill

Major Refurbishment Of Skidby Windmill
November 26, 2019

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is about to embark on a major refurbishment of a much loved East Riding landmark – Skidby Windmill.

The refurbishment will require the removal of all the sails and the fantail and their transportation to a traditional millwright in Norfolk where they will be stripped and carefully examined for rot and other damage and then restored to their former glory.

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Take Part In The Creative Families Award At East Riding Museums

Take Part In The Creative Families Award At East Riding Museums
November 11, 2019

Families and Early Years Foundation Stage groups can now take part in the Creative Families Award at any museum run by East Riding Museums.

Little creatives aged between one and four can take part in the Award during their visit to the museum, which could be Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Goole Museum, Skidby Mill, Beverley Guildhall, or also the Treasure House in Beverley.

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Display At Skidby Windmill Explores East Riding’s Historic Hospitals

Display At Skidby Windmill Explores East Riding's Historic Hospitals
May 23, 2018

A new display by the Skidby Mill volunteer team has just opened. ‘Historic hospitals: care in the East Riding before the Health Service’ examines the beginnings of organised public health provision in the region in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Some of the places covered in the exhibition are Castle Hill hospital, Cottingham; the Lloyd cottage hospital in Bridlington; and Withernsea convalescent home.

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Countryside Events Programme Launched For 2018

Countryside Events Programme Launched For 2018
January 15, 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2018 programme that includes walks starting in Beverley.

From rambles and themed walks (including photography, navigation, bushcraft, geocaching and orienteering) to wildlife watching events; from Kids Go Wild events to workshops, conservation days and natural craft workshops – the programme includes something for everybody with an interest in the outdoors. The programme also links to the council’s Active Coast initiative this year.

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Heritage Open Days : Explore Skidby Mill And Access Restricted Areas

Heritage Open Days : Explore Skidby Mill And Access Restricted Areas
September 3, 2017

Skidby Mill will be taking part in the Heritage Open Days 2017, on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 September.

Visitors will be able to enjoy free admission to the mill on both days between 10am and 4.15pm to the usual facilities on site – The Museum of East Riding Rural Life, a range of outbuildings, and an exhibition entitled Steeple People: East Riding Churches and Associated People, looking at a selection of churches from across the East Riding, as well as people closely connected with them.

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Countryside Events Programme Launched For 2017

Countryside Events Programme Launched For 2017
February 16, 2017

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2017 programme.

From rambles and themed walks (including photography, navigation, geocaching and orienteering) to wildlife watching events; from Kids Go Wild events to workshops, conservation days and natural craft workshops – the programme includes something for everybody with an interest in the outdoors.

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Exclusivity Agreement On Skidby Mill Extended Until March 2017

Exclusivity Agreement On Skidby Mill Extended Until March 2017
December 13, 2016

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that it has extended the exclusivity agreement with the Millhouse Restaurant regarding proposals for the future operation of Skidby Mill until 31 March, 2017.

Skidby Mill and Heritage Centre is currently operated by the council as a visitor attraction and is the home of the Museum of East Riding Rural Life.

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Lucky Winners Of The Treasure House Children’s Trail 2016

Lucky Winners Of The Treasure House Children's Trail 2016
November 25, 2016

Three lucky winners have received their prizes, after taking part in this year’s Treasure House Children’s Trail in Beverley.

Becky Hitchenor, aged 9 of Beverley, won first prize – a family pass to Sewerby Hall and Gardens, as well as craft materials. Second prize went to Zac Barber, aged 13 from Louth, who won a family visit to Skidby Mill, and craft materials.

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