Last year we gave you an app to turn back time. A virtual ‘time machine’ on your smartphone or tablet device to let you see what used to be at various locations across Hull and East Yorkshire, using historic photos. Pretty cool stuff – but what if we told you that was only half the […]Read More Map To The Past, and Back To The Future
Ann Schofield’s Recipe for ‘Lemon Biscuits’, 1754 (archive-ref DDSD/643) When you work in a place like East Riding Archives, you can’t help but look into some of your own genealogy, or ‘family history’ as it were. It’s partly because doing so is good training for helping others to trace their ancestors, but also having all […]Read More Risk It For A Biscuit
‘Trawling Through Time: The Story Of Cook, Welton and Gemmell, Shipbuilders’ tv documentary goes online! Last summer it was previewed to a full-house at Beverley’s Parkway Cinema, then in November it was broadcast on That’s TV Humber, and published on DVD shortly afterwards. Now, ‘Trawling Through Time: The Story Of Cook, Welton & Gemmell’ documentary […]Read More Casting A Wide Net
‘VE Day: The Lost Films’, Channel 5 documentary, Friday 8th May, 7pm (including footage by Ernest Symmons, archive ref DDX1329, and DDX1369) I once did some work on the films of Ernest Symmons, one of the early pioneers of filmmaking, and founder of Beverley Picture Playhouse (20th February 1911). Born in 1872, he was originally […]Read More Lost and Found: Ernest’s Films Get An Airing
The 8th-10th May 2020 will be a time to commemorate the enormous sacrifices that were made both home and abroad during the Second World War as we mark 75 years since the end of the war in Europe. After years of food rationing and bombing raids, whole communities in Britain came together to mark a […]Read More Remembering VE Day: 75th Anniversary
(Editor’s note): Please see an updated version of this post here. We are living in extraordinary times as the Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we interact with people and the world around us. Our lives have changed completely over the past few weeks and we are asking for your help in creating a permanent record […]Read More The East Riding Covid-19 Archive
Our newsletter this month contains information on how we are keeping in touch with everyone during these difficult and unusual times. We even mention this very Blog! You can also find out about some of the varied collections that are kept in the Archives. There is the Beverley Voluntary Service Hospital Helps scrapbook from the 1940s, […]Read More May’s Newsletter
Introducing the East Riding Archives Blog … In these times of lockdown it’s important now, more than ever, that we bring you online content based on our amazing documentary heritage collections while we await the day when we can welcome you back into our home at the Treasure House in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Even though […]Read More Hello and Welcome!