Tag Archives: East Yorkshire

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