A Visit to Beverley
| The Friary
We will begin, at 10.25 am with coffee and cake at the Friary followed by a guided tour of the building. The Friary, a late mediaeval and 16th century house , was only saved from demolition by a dedicated team of local volunteers. It has now been restored and is used, at weekends as a Youth Hostel. We will then walk through Beverley to St. Mary's Church, where we hope to visit the rarely opened Priest's Room and also tour with Jane Crease this very interesting church. After a self-funded lunch we will have, at 2 pm a private visit to the Guildhall, which has plaster work by Giuseppe Cortese as well as temporary exhibitions and paintings by Fred Elwell, the Beverley artist. Then we go to the nearby Art Gallery and the newly built Treasure House. This very modern building, constructed with the help of a £4 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, houses the East Yorkshire archive and local collections. At the Art Gallery the curator sally Hayes, will describe the contents and show some items normally in store.
For tickets, contact: Jane Crease, The Deer House, Scampston, Malton, York YO17 8HW
Please make cheque payable to The East Yorkshire Art Fund and enclose a stamped addressed envelope.