Friday 7 January 2022

Volunteers planning to run Beverley’s first Repair Cafe where people can take items for repair rather than throwing them away are appealing for more people with repair skills to join them ahead of the opening on Saturday January 29. It will be based at the newly-refurbished Armstrong Centre and run on the last Saturday of each month.

A post on its Facebook page said: “Beverley Repair Cafe is for the benefit of the whole community. A team of volunteers will do their best to repair broken items on a ‘donate-as-you-can’ basis with the aim of reducing the amount sent to landfill. The first session will take place between 9.30 and 11am.

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A new exhibition at Beverley Treasure House called “Hidden: Cold War Women”gives a glimpse into a lesser-known period of history. The exhibition centres on photographic portraits of local women by photo-journalist Lee Karen Stow.  Many of the women were members of the Royal Observer Corps or serving with the RAF; others were part of the peace moment.  In their testimonies, the women reflect on living through this unique period of history, which was dominated by the threat of annihilation from nuclear war.

Visitors can also see examples of some of the substantial Cold War-related material held in East Riding Archives, plus technical equipment, such as radiation counters and warning devices. The exhibition is free and runs until March 19.

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And finally, a Beverley election steeped in ancient tradition will take place at the Guildhall in March, when 12 new Pasture Masters and two auditors will be chosen. Those appointed Freemen of Beverley who live in the Parishes of Beverley, Molescroft and Woodmansey are eligible to stand for election and vote.