Treasure House: Local History Book Fair

October 22, 2010

A local history book fair will be held at the Treasure House, in Champney Road, Beverley on this Saturday, 23 October. Now in its 24th year, the annual local history book fair hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies service has changed venue this year to the Treasure House. The event will be opened by the council’s Chairman, Councillor David Rudd. The book fair provides a…

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In Brave Company – The Making of a War Memorial

October 11, 2010

Peter W Naylor created his monument to the 158 Squadron at Lissett in order to commemorate the members of the squadron who lost their lives during World War 2. Although a contemporary work of art, Naylor’s work can be seen as part of a long-established tradition of public sculpture and war memorials. This exhibition traces the development of his monument from its inception to its installation. For this outstanding work,…

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Guided Tours & History Lectures in Beverley

October 8, 2010

Archaeology, voices from the past and Beverley trades are all on the autumn local history lecture agenda this year at the Treasure House. East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies service has organised a complimentary programme to the Champney Lectures currently taking place as part of the Champney Exhibition. This autumn series is in its 17th year and commences with David Evans ‘past and present presentation’ of ‘The…

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Beverley Literature Children’s Festival

October 8, 2010

A packed weekend of fun events for young readers and artists is coming this weekend as part of the Beverley Literature Festival. Authors, storytellers, illustrators, puppeteers and football will be taking over The Treasure House in Beverley to give young people a taste of the very best that books and reading have to offer. Aimed at young readers from two to 13 years and their families, the programme has something…

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Archive Shows History of Policing

October 7, 2010

The image of the local bobby riding around the countryside on a bicycle on a hazy English summer afternoon is often the memory many people have of policemen and women of the past. But is this a true reflection? People can now judge for themselves as East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies service is pleased to announce the availability of the East Riding Constabulary archive. This marvellous…

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Course: Researching Your Family History

October 5, 2010

A course on researching family history being held at the Treasure House in Beverley will help people to find out who they are and where they come from. Thousands of people find tracing their family history such a fascinating and rewarding hobby. Recent television programmes such as the BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ show celebrities effortlessly tracking down their ancestor’s footsteps whilst the experts do the hard work…

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Beverley Literature Festival 2010

September 22, 2010

Tickets are selling well for the first weekend of the Beverley Literature Festival 1-10 October.  And no wonder! Louis de Bernières kicks off the festival at 7pm on Friday night, followed by an astounding performance of Mary Shelley’s classic horror story Frankenstein. On Saturday, there is a chance to rethink all our assumptions about the Battle of the Somme with William Philpott, the supremely skilful author of a new book…

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Discover History at The Treasure House

September 21, 2010

A free open day at the Treasure House will give members of the public the chance to see hundreds of local historic documents and films. Members of the public are invited to come and see the fascinating historic records and archive treasures available at the Treasure House during the open day, which will take place on Saturday, 25 September, between 9am and 4pm. All the documents on display will relate…

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Autumn Lectures at the Treasure House

September 20, 2010

The council’s museums service is pleased to announce a series of autumn lectures at the Treasure House, Beverley. Dr David Marchant, museums registrar, will begin the series on 12 October with a talk on ‘The South Cave weapons cache – seven years on, what have we learned?’ This will be followed by Janet Tierney’s ‘Past times, past apparel – a look at costumes in the East Riding museum service collections’…

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Books Come Alive at Beverley Literature Festival

Fiction, politics, geology, poetry, biography and lots of workshops to get involved with – Beverley Literature Festival (1 to 10 October), organised by East Riding Libraries, once again brings you the best in writing, whatever the subject. This year the festival has expanded its programme for children to give young readers in the East Riding a fun-packed weekend of performances, readings, making sessions and story-telling of all kinds – all…

September 20, 2010
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Experts to Provided Lectures in Honour of John Champney

September 7, 2010

A series of free lectures by experts will commemorate the hundredth year of Beverley’s museum and art gallery. This year the people of Beverley are celebrating a century since the opening of the gallery and museum in the building given by benefactor John Champney. As well as giving the building – which is now part of the Treasure House, in aptly named Champney Road, Beverley – John Champney also donated…

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Films of Beverley’s History on Show

September 1, 2010

Monthly film shows chronicling the history of Beverley look set to start at the Treasure House in September. The shows in the Film and Sound Archive Presents series will kick off next month with Black and White Beverley which will show footage shot in the town by prolific local film-maker Ernest Symmons. Mr Symmons was also the co-founder of the Beverley Picture Playhouse, which opened on Monday, 20 February, 1911….

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Flying High at the Beverley Treasure House

August 5, 2010

A new museum display at the Treasure House, Beverley, opening next week, will focus on local heroine Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Hull-born Amy features in a four-month long exhibition, with new artefacts donated or loaned by various people and items borrowed from the permanent Amy Johnson collection at Sewerby Hall Museum near Bridlington. To coincide with the display, the museum service has…

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Most Important Exhibition of Works

The most important exhibition of art and books ever held in the East Riding opens on 21 August. The exhibition in the Treasure House, Beverley, attests to the generosity of the area’s great benefactor, John Edward Champney. The Champney Centenary will celebrate the official opening of Beverley Museum and Art Gallery in 1910. The building, now part of the Treasure House, was paid for by Champney who also gave his…

August 3, 2010
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Crown, Colonies and Countrymen at the Treasure House

July 23, 2010

What do a Tudor mayor of London, the confiscation of royalist lands during the English Civil War, 50 years incarceration in an asylum, a five month journey to New Zealand, the Treaty of Waitangi and Buffalo Bill have in common? The answer is in a collection held by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies service, which is pleased to announce a new cataloguing project listing the family…

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World Puppets @ Beverley Art Gallery

June 25, 2010

The Beverley Art Gallery is to feature a collection of puppets from all over the world. The gallery in the Treasure House, Champney Road, is holding the exhibition from 26 June to 18 July as part of the Beverley Puppet Festival taking place from 16-18 July. Sally Hayes, gallery curator, said: “The puppets are spectacular. Some are very old while others are quite new but equally colourful – and some…

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Treasure House Gift Shop a Success

June 24, 2010

The Treasure House gift shop has now been open a year and has been extremely successful in that time. The shop offers a wide range of gifts, including toys, family and local history books, greeting cards and jewellery.  It is located on the first floor of the Treasure House in Beverley, which provides combined museum, library and archives services, along with a cafe. Jane Bielby, the shop manager, said: “We…

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Family History Advice Sessions

June 15, 2010

Anyone interested in their family history could find the help they need to learn more as the archives and local studies service is hosting more Family History Society advice sessions on designated Saturdays throughout the year. During these sessions, in The Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, volunteers from the East Yorkshire Family History Society are on hand to give members of the public free advice on family history matters. Sessions…

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