Friday 22 October 2021

The Beverley 1300 Festival, celebrating the 1300th anniversary of St John of Beverley, gets underway today, running until Monday, with various events throughout the town. Tomorrow, there’s a chance to follow in the footsteps of St John by completing the Beverley Pilgrimage Trail, picking up a free Pilgrim Passport and getting it stamped at eight heritage sites around Beverley on your way to receiving a souvenir prize.

Tomorrow night, at a ticketed event in St Mary’s Church, Beverley-born Dr Dawn Maskell, of Edinburgh University, leads a talk about the science and art of brewing beer. Tickets include four half-pint samples of the beers being tasted at the event.

Full details of all the festival events are available via the Local News page of our website at 

[Full details of the Beverley 1300 events here]

Dove House Hospice is urgently appealing for stock to sell through the charity’s 36 shops. Laura-Nicole Anderson told Beverley FM the shops had been extremely busy since reopening, leaving stock levels perilously low. “We are desperate for donations, especially seasonal items. Usually at this time of year our containers and cages would be full, but they are empty.” 

The appeal launches today and runs until Monday November 1.Unwanted items can be left at Dove House’s distribution centre in Malmo Road, Hull, or at any of the shops, including the one in Swaby’s Yard, Beverley.

[More on Dove House here]

And finally, 44 new police cadets this week joined the Humberside Force, volunteering for at least three hours per month with the community teams. Recruitment for the next intake opens next April for those aged 15 and 16.