Beverley Study Day Group

Beverley Study Day Report

Those who went to Beverley were surprised and delighted by starting the visit with the gift of a goody bag, courtesy of the Tourist Board. Our guide at the Guildhall was instructive and entertaining, and she gave us a great deal of interesting detail about the building's architecture.

We arrived by coach at The Treasure House, where we were met by a member of the Tourist Board who gave all of us a goody bag full of helpful information about Beverley.  After a restoring cup of coffee we were walked by our helpful guides from Beverley Civic Society over to the Guildhall were we were given a comprehensive talk about the beautiful old building and what had happened there long ago, and what it is used for today.  We then found places to have some lunch, with the help of the useful street maps from our goody bags, after which we all met up at the Market Cross where we were given a most interesting and comprehensive talk on the buildings in Beverley in the Market Square.

We then walked over to St. Mary’s Church and had a lovely tour of this beautiful old building, noting particularly the fine roof bosses and painted ceiling, and the very oldest areas of the Church. We were very fortunate to be given a cup of tea accompanied by delicious scones with clotted cream and jam at St Mary’s, before we went back to the coach, and travelled safely back to York.

Beverley is a charming and friendly town, and well worth visiting, and I think all of us attending thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Susan Elliott