Tuesday 20 September 2022

BEVERLEY came to a standstill yesterday as, in line with the rest of the country, we said goodbye to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Shops and businesses remained closed, the streets were eerily quite at times, while mourners gathered to watch the funeral service being streamed live within Beverley Minster. The Minster doors had opened an hour before the funeral service began to allow people to gather in the Church in silent prayer.

The Vicar, the Rev Canon Jonathan Baker, said he had been struck by the number of people visiting the Minster who had stories of seeing, meeting, or shaking hands with The Queen. “A personal encounter with the Monarch is significant and memorable,” he wrote in his latest on-line blog, continuing: “It is really rather wonderful the way a single person can personify a nation.”

BEVERLEY pub Nellie’s, in Hengate, has been included, along with 32 others, in the book “Great Pubs of England”, written by travel writer Stuart Husband. The guide showcases the most unique taverns in the country, illustrating what it calls the “quirky places”around the UK where you can enjoy a drink.

The White Horse Inn, which dates back to the 17th century, still boasts gas lights, open fires and what Mr Husband describes as “a warren of idiosyncratic rooms”.

WOODMANSEY Parish Council has installed a bench in Lincoln Way in memory of Her Majesty The Queen, which commemorates the Platinum Jubilee earlier this year. They say a further bench will be installed later in the year as part of the Memorial Garden planned outside of Dunswell School.