It’s now 100 years since the formation of the RAF and since that time this branch of the armed forces has become a linchpin in the defence of the realm, to such a degree that it’s impossible to imagine a world without its protection.
During both World Wars and the Cold War, the East Riding region figured prominently in RAF operations and hosted a number of airfields.
East Riding Archives have published a new book – ‘Times of Old Retold’ – with a unique collection of memories of life in the East Riding during the twentieth century.
The book has been edited by Dr Alex Ombler, and represents the conclusion of an oral history project carried out in 2017 by the Archives and Local Studies service, guided by Dr Ombler, which aimed to record and archive the everyday experiences and memories of local individuals and communities.
Beverley Theatre Company (BTC) are pleased to announce that Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple will be appearing at the Memorial Hall in their production of ‘A Murder is Announced’, an adaption of the Christie story by Leslie Darbon.
The family and friends of Mrs. Blacklock are all bemused when the weekly copy of the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette arrives with a startling announcement in the personal column – that a murder is to take place at their home, that very day at 6.30pm.
As the anniversary to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I approaches later this year, Molescroft Parish Council has restored the village’s Roll of Honour.
Parish Councillors David Boynton & Jackie Heffer formed a working group, with the aim of restoring the Roll of Honour which lists the names of 20 Molescroft servicemen who took up the call to arms in the conflict. The roll records the death of only one serviceman Lieutenant Edmund Wigfall Military cross.
A public talk at the Treasure House in Beverley on Tuesday 13 February will offer a new perspective on the lives of those caught up in the convict system in the 19th century.
The talk by Dr Helen Johnston will discuss the rise of long-term imprisonment in England, in the aftermath of the end of transportation to Australia, through the establishment of the convict prison system during the mid-1850’s.
The Treasure House in Beverley has unveiled its exciting and varied programme of events and exhibitions for 2018.
Although the highlight of 2018 will be the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from 14 July to 8 September, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced a full programme of events at the popular venue for the next year.