Genealogy or the study of family lines is not a new science but the availability of online tools for research has transformed the hobby from a rather exclusive pursuit into something anybody can do in their spare time.
Using the Gov.uk site to search the General Register Office is just one of the ways that people can hunt down their long-lost ancestors – or even parents and siblings.
As part of a partnership with the East Riding Astronomers, the Treasure House has opened a new Community Exhibition called Stargazing.
The exhibition, which can be found on the ground floor near the library, runs until the end of November. This is one of the best times of the year to see planets and stars, as it is one of the best viewing periods of the year.
The hugely popular ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, and featuring exceptional images capturing fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world, is reaching the end of its time at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Sewerby Hall and Gardens is proving hugely popular.
On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition is on display until Sunday, 17 July, and, during its first four weeks, has seen an increase of 46 per cent in visitor numbers at the attraction, compared to the equivalent period in 2019.
The son of a former skipper of the Viola trawler who missed out on his own nautical career after being sent by an orphanage to work on a farm has died at his home in Hull at the age of 104.
George Eric Tharratt, who was known as Eric, went from farming into pharmaceuticals and spent 46 years with Smith & Nephew. But he never lost his love of the sea and, with his daughter, Pat, made the first public donations to the campaign to bring the Viola trawler back to Hull.
As part of the exhibition, ‘Hidden: Cold War Women’, artist Lee Karen Stow will be giving a talk in the Treasure House in Champney Road on Saturday, 12 March at 1.30pm.
The talk will be a chance to hear about Lee’s photographic travels that have revealed the unheard stories of women survivors of war and conflict from around the world, as well as close to home. This event marks this year’s International Women’s Day.
The world-renowned exhibition, ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Sewerby Hall and Gardens on Saturday, 7 May, featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. The exhibition will run until July.
The Viewfinder Photographic Society’s (VPS) annual exhibition gets underway once again in October in a newly refurbished Skidby Village Hall after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the event back in 2020.
Beverley Westwood has been used as farmland since the 11th century and has been managed by the pasture masters since 1836 when the Beverley Pasture Act confirmed for the freemen of Beverley the right to administer the pastures and bye-laws.
Would you like the opportunity to try out a new hobby, learn a new skill or expand your knowledge completely for free and with no commitment?
This September you can do just that. East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Adult Learning and Employability team are back with another ‘Try Month’, bringing you the opportunity to try out as many different courses as you like, in one of our centres or online.