Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Tuesday 12 June 6.30pm - Everingham Hall and Chapel


A guided tour of Everingham Hall and the adjoining Chapel of the Virgin and St Everilda opens this summer's programme of evening visits. Grade 1 listed, the handsome Georgian house (1757-64) was built to designs by John Carr for William Haggerston Constable, and restored (1962-3) by Francis Johnson. Next door is the monumental Italianate Roman Catholic chapel, built in 1836-9 following the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, whose plain exterior hides a spectacular gilded and painted stucco interior, with statues of Carrara marble. A buffet supper follows the tour. Parking is available in the grounds. Everingham lies just off the A1079. Follow signs into the village to reach the parish church of St Everilda. Take the next turning on the left for Everingham Hall and Chapel.

New members always welcome!

Join at any meeting - £15 a year.

Venue: Council Chamber, Hedon Town Hall, 36 St Augustine's Gate, Hedon HU12 8EX

Access: first floor, reached via two flights of shallow stairs with continuous handrail 

Parking: free of charge in the Iveson Close car park. Map here.  

E: hedon.history@gmail.com

COMING UP:
12 June: Visit - Everingham Hall & Chapel of the Virgin and St Everilda
10 July: Visit - All Saints, Goodmanham & Hall Garth
14 Aug: Visit - tbc
11 Sept: tbc
9 Oct: AGM / Members' Evening
13 Nov: tbc
11 Dec: Xmas Dinner

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Tuesday 10 April 2018 - Robin Horspool, The House of Powolny: Death and Life of a Hull Restaurant

The Blitz in May 1941 robbed Hull city centre of one of its major social and cultural attractions - Powolny's Restaurant in King Edward Street, popularly known as Polly's. Reaching its zenith between the wars, Polly's became a byword for style and excellence, under its Greek proprietor, Petro Louis Dermond. Renowned for its luxuriously glamorous settings and cuisine masterminded by continental chefs, it was simply 'THE place to be'. The colourful story of Polly's and its personalities is chronicled in this presentation by Petro's grandson, Robin, who rekindles the sense of joy and affectionate awe it inspired. Artist, writer, poet and lecturer, Robin grew up in Hull - a city for which he has much affection. His father Maurice was a playwright, broadcaster and businessman, his paternal grandfather Robert, an artist, writer, historian and Art Master at Bridlington School. A double CD of the full story of Powolny's will be available for sale on the night.

New members always welcome! 

Join at any meeting - £15 a year.

NEW VENUE: Council Chamber, Hedon Town Hall, 36 St Augustine's Gate, Hedon HU12 8EX, 7.30pm.

Access: the Council Chamber is situated on the first floor of Hedon Town Hall, accessed via two flights of shallow stairs with a continuous handrail.

Parking: free of charge in the Iveson Close car park. Map here.

E: hedon.history@gmail.com

COMING UP:
8 May: President's Evening, Dr Robb Robinson, 'From Tramps to Tycoons: Hull and the Steamship Era'
12 June: Visit - tbc
10 July: Visit - tbc
14 Aug: Visit - tbc
11 Sept: tbc
9 Oct: AGM / Members' Evening
13 Nov: tbc
11 Dec: Xmas Dinner