Monday 7 August 2023

TERRIBLE WEATHER conditions may have dealt a blow to Beverley’s first-ever Pride event on Saturday but failed to dampen the spirits of organisers, who are already looking forward to establishing it as an annual highlight of the town’s calendar. 

Held at Beverley Rugby Union Club’s Beaver Park ground on Norwood, torrential rain and gale-force winds turned the site into a quagmire during the afternoon, forcing a temporary halt to live entertainment and reducing visitor numbers. Club chairman and one of the principal organisers, Brian Gilbert, estimated 1,200 people had attended against pre-booked tickets of 2,000.

He told us: “Despite everything, there were so many positives to come out of the day and so many wonderful volunteers who helped make this happen. You can safely say that we have started something that can be taken forward and that Beverley Pride 2024 will happen.”

THE FORMER Sullivans chippy in Toll Gavel is to be home to a new shop specialising in desserts – everything from ice-cream to speciality cakes. Dessert De Luxe is the brainchild of Rachel and Daniel Hopkinson and is on course to open in the middle of next month. 

INDIAN street food restaurant Mowgli is currently completing fitting out its Beverley premises ahead of a launch opening in September. Occupying the former Solita Restaurant premises in North Bar Within, Mowgli has announced they will take bookings via their website from August 30.