Hundreds of people lined the streets this morning as the East Riding welcomed the Queen’s Baton Relay through Beverley and Market Weighton.
The Baton’s journey started at Beverley Minster with the Mayor of Beverley, Cllr Linda Johnson, chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, John Whittle and portfolio holder for economic investment, growth and tourism at the council, Cllr Jane Evison, present to send the first Batonbearer on their way towards Highgate.
Action men, dead bodies, potato crisps and what it’s like to be a man in the modern world when you don’t fit a macho stereotype, Big Boys Don’t Cry, from Opposable Thumb Theatre takes the stage at East Riding Theatre (ERT) on Saturday, July 16th.
For adults and teens, Big Boys Don’t Cry, is a bold, brilliant and hysterical production which pulls no punches,’ it premiered earlier this year at the London International Mime Festival.
Short-term road closures in Beverley and Market Weighton will be in place on Wednesday, 13 July 2022 as the East Riding welcomes the Queen’s Baton Relay to the area.
The Relay is due to begin at Beverley Minster at 10:17 and end near Longcroft School at 10:50. The Baton will then travel to Market Weighton where the Relay will begin at Beverley Road roundabout at 11:16 and finish just before the A1079 roundabout at 11:30.
With one month to go until the Queen’s Baton Relay reaches the East Riding, find out more about one of the East Riding’s Batonbearers prior to the Baton’s visit to Beverley and Market Weighton in July.
There will be a chance to join Treasure House Curator, Sally Hayes, to hear about the paintings of Fred and Mary Elwell which are on display in Beverley Art Gallery, on Wednesday, 8 June, from 1pm – 1.30pm.
This short informal lunchtime tour will provide an enjoyable introduction to the renowned artistic Beverlonian couple and will be the perfect companion event to the performances of Gordon Meredith’s new play, ‘Paint the Town Fred’, at East Riding Theatre in Beverley on 9, 10, and 11 June.
Organisers of a spectacular Platinum Jubilee flotilla and flypast have revealed plans to apply the finishing touch to the celebrations by flying the Union Flag from two of the highest points in the region.
Hessle Town Council has secured an agreement with the Humber Bridge Board to raise the flags on each of the two towers of the Bridge on the evening of Wednesday 1 June, the eve of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
It is being planned for the council’s local growth team to do two days of activities in the centre of Beverley towards the end of the month.
There will be no pre-registration required for the events, and there will be no charge to attend. Over the course of two days, a variety of family entertainment will be provided by outside vendors as well as council-sponsored teams and community organisations.
A host of fun activities for the family are on offer at Beverley Minster during the half-term holiday.
Youngsters are being encouraged to make their way around the minster on the Sanctuary Trail, a specially designed route around the historic building where they can find answers to questions and complete puzzles as they explore.
Raymond ‘Ray’ Grange, the former Tourism Officer for Beverley and a well-known local character, sadly passed away on Thursday 20 January at Hull Royal Infirmary with his children by his side after a very short and very rapid decline in his health.