Tuesday 30 November 2021

One of Beverley’s most well-known businesses, Sessions Spa, in New Walk, has new owners. Opened by Georgina and Jimi Parkinson around 15 years ago in the historic former Sessions Court House, where Dick Turpin was once tried, the luxury hair and beauty spa has been bought by Rhona McLeod and Ian Richardson for an undisclosed sum. In a statement on Facebook Rhona said: “I have been a customer for many years and always enjoyed the experience and service provided by the wonderful team. With a passion for beauty and hair I am particularly looking forward to putting my own stamp on the business and introducing innovative and advanced treatments for beauty and hair to the existing offering.”

Ever wondered where the first theatre was in Beverley? Or what popular entertainment looked like in the Middle Ages? Beverley’s theatrical history is full of surprises, in fact, and now a free downloadable walking app, launched by the town’s East Riding Theatre, allows users to follow a theatre trail and  travel into Beverley’s past, meet local characters, and discover what the town’s theatrical life really looked like in times gone by.

[More information available here]

And finally, more than 800 knives were handed in to Humberside police stations, including Beverley, during the week-long Operation Sceptre campaign earlier this month.