All posts by Michael Davison

Old Postcards of Beverley

Beverley Market Place Published by Green of Beverly
Beverley Market Place Published by Green and son Beverly
Beverley Market Place Published by Green of Beverly
Beverley Market Place Published by Green and son Beverly
St Mary’s Church Published by Green of Beverly
St Mary’s Church Published by Green and son Beverly
Beverley Minster Published by Green of Beverly
Beverley Minster Published by Green and son Beverly
Beverley Minster Published by Green of Beverly
Beverley Minster SW Published by Green and son Beverly
Beverley Minster Published by Green of Beverly
Beverley Minster Published by Green and son Beverly
Fishwick Mill Beverley 1800 Publisher: E.Taylore Beverly
The Old Fishwick Mill Beverley 1800 Publisher: E.Taylore Beverly

Beverley Medieval Guilds & Crafts Town Trail

Medieval Beverley was a thriving town; take a step back into history and find the 39 unique sculptures depicting the Guilds and trades of the town.  There were carpenters shipbuilders, jerkin makers, armourers, fullers, weavers dyers – to name just a few of the more unusual  trades!

Find out where bakers were put in the ducking stool for selling poor bread, or find out where Butterdings is, you are sure to enjoy the trail.  It was designed involving over 700 local school children.

One further note, don’t just look ahead, look up as many buildings have unusual roofs.

Painting the Town Fred and Mary Elwell

The project was organised by the Beverley and District Civic Society, Beverley Renaissance Partnership and East Riding of Yorkshire Council and has seen 22 replica paintings by the local artists Fred and Mary Elwell, displayed at various places in the town.

The idea behind the trail was to bring art out onto the streets to people who would not normally go into galleries.

 

Painting the Town Fred and Mary Trail Leaflet

Beverley Georgian Festival

To celebrate both the 300th anniversary of Beverley Market Cross and the succession of King George I in 1714, a number of events and performances are being organised. including re-enactments, period music, theatre, film, costume and cooking and a displays of Georgian properties on Heritage weekend

The Beverley Georgian Festival will run from Saturday 13th September until Sunday 21st September 2014.

The Beverley Georgian Festival Programme

The Beverley Georgian Festival Flyer

 

Beverley Westwood a car park or common land

All day car parking on the verges of the Westwood is increasing, some are even parking beyond the tree line.  Whilst I understand that some of the cars belong to people using the common for recreational purposes, most of the cars are there all day.  Parking is at a premium in Beverley, those working in Beverley must find the cost of parking a real drain on their pockets.  What are your views on this unsightly problem?

P J Livesey Westwood Hospital Site Letter 21 January 2014

This is the round robin letter sent to residents in the locality of the old Westwood Hospital site.  It is attached as a PDF.  The ‘significant disappointment’ comment was a pleasant surprise, it means that I will not need to camp out on a significant area of the common – with or without the permission of the Pasture Masters!

It would be a feather in the cap of Liveseys if they were to come forward with a plan to say thank you for putting up with us – on completion of the build.  Ideas as to what the thank you could be would be welcome. For example, some proper dog poo waste bins, replacement of the  picnic tables, some new benches, planting a few more trees to replace the ones they are taking out, paying for some much needed tree surgery on the mature trees to prolong their lives.  I am sure there must be better/more ideas!

P J Livesey 31 January 2014 PDF

Common Law of Business

Author: John Ruskin

It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When
you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay
too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you
bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The
common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well
to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will
have enough to pay for something better.

THE PRAYER OF THE TREE

You who would pass by and raise your hand against me,

Harken ere you harm me.

I am the heat of your camp fire on a cold night, the friendly

Shade screening you from the summer sun,

And my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your

Thirst as you journey on.

I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table,

The bed on which you lie, the timber that builds your boat.

I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead,

The wood of your cradle, the shell of your last resting place.

I am the gift of God, and the friend of man.

You who pass by, listen to my prayer, harm me not.

Anon

The Man Who Thinks He can

AUTHOR: Walter D. Wintle

QUOTATION:

If you think you are beaten, you are;

If you think you dare not, you don’t.

If you’d like to win, but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost, For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will;

It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you’re outclassed, you are; You’ve got to think high to rise.

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man;

But soon or late the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can.