A New View of Historic Museum Objects

February 15, 2010

The council’s museums service has now launched an updated version of its online collections database. Working in partnership with staff from arvato, the museums team has been transferring data and images into a software program called Mobius, developed by an American company, Willoughby Associates. The database is available via the council’s website, Go to the About Museum Collections section and click on the link “East Riding Treasures Online.” Dr. David…

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Poetry in Emotion

February 5, 2010

Anyone struggling to profess their love this Valentines Day might find inspiration in a visit to the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service. One of the many documents held in the archives is the notebook of Margaret Elizabeth Whiteing of Beverley, dating back to 1909. Inside is poetry which, among other subjects, refers to love, and also compassion for others.  Margaret Whiteing was born on August 7, 1887, and…

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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…

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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…

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A Slice of Iron Age Technology Coming to Beverley

December 15, 2009

The Treasure House, Beverley, is this week taking delivery of a superb replica of one of the swords from the South Cave Weapons Cache, a unique collection of Iron Age swords and spears found by metal detectorists in 2002. The sword and scabbard have been produced by Roland Williamson of Cheltenham-based firm Bodgit & Bendit, which makes high quality reproductions of historical artefacts from a variety of time periods. Roland…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Beverley Literature Festival

Storming Performances at Beverley Literature Festival The wild weather in Beverley on Saturday was matched by some equally energetic performances over the first weekend of the Beverley Literature Festival as writer after writer took their audiences by storm in what has been some of the most exciting days in the festival’s eight year history. Iain Banks riffed on his new novel with the energy of a man possessed by genius. …

October 6, 2009
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lottery Funding Success

September 4, 2009

Lottery Success For Treasure Houses John Champney Celebration The gifts of John Champney to the town of Beverley will be celebrated in 2010 thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. An award of £42,000 to the Treasure House will allow East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies and museum services to hold a programme of events and activities to mark the centenary of the opening of…

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Flemingate Residents Views

August 18, 2009

Ref. Development Land North of, Flemingate, Beverley, East Yorkshire. Case No 08/00122 CALLIN – Objecting to Class A3, A4 & A5. Food & Drink & A1. Retail Dear Secretary of State, Beverley is a rural East Yorkshire market town with an adult population of 34,000 it is situated 8 miles North of Hull. It is the seat of the conservative dominated East Riding County Council, and serves the local agricultural…

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Roman Finds Displayed

August 12, 2009

A new display opened this week at the Treasure House in Beverley next week, focusing on recent excavations at Stamford Bridge. The excavations, carried out by Northern Archaeological Associates in 2003, were connected with the construction of a new water main for the village and examined parts of the Roman settlement that existed there in the 2nd-4th centuries AD. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, 11th August and will be found…

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