Tuesday 1 February 2022

Fund-raising efforts have been launched to rescue and restore an historic Royal Navy minesweeper built in Beverley and once commanded by Prince Charles. HMS Bronington was one of the last wooden-hulled naval vessels when launched as HMS Humber from Cook, Welton & Gemmell’s shipyard in Beverley in 1951. 

After being decommissioned, the ship was bought in 1989 by the Bronington Trust and subsequently became part of the Warship Preservation Trust moored at Birkenhead. Six years ago she sank at her mooring and is still largely submerged.

Now the HMS Bronington Preservation Trust is hoping to raise £20,000 to refloat and restore her to her former glory.

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Beverley Racecourse has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with luxury car dealership, Porsche Centre Hull, for its annual Ladies Day. Racecourse chief executive Sally Iggulden told Beverley FM: “This partnership will further raise the game of our most popular raceday, and the highlight of many people’s social season.”

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And finally, Beverley Town Council has announced that future full meetings of the council will be held at East Riding College at Flemingate. A spokesman told us: “Although the Government has ended most Covid Plan B restrictions, councillors have decided it is still best to meet in a larger, better ventilated venue, especially as members of the public are entitled to attend.”