Tuesday 5 April 2022

More than 10 years after a plaque was unveiled honouring a Beverley inventor, the town’s Civic Society has discovered it was placed on the wrong building. The plaque, meant to be marking the home of William Crosskill, who was born in Beverley in 1799, was placed on the outside of Beverley Register Office, Walkergate House.

It’s since been discovered he actually lived in the building now housing the Grosvenor Club, also in Walkergate and also known then as Walkergate House.  Mr Crosskill founded the Beverley Iron Works in 1825, developing his skills as an inventor and designer of agricultural machinery. It’s hoped the plaque will be moved ahead of this year’s Heritage Open Days. Civic Society chair Dick Lidwell said: “Both houses were called Walkergate House. It was an easy mistake to make.”

A spate of garage burglaries in Cherry Burton is under investigation by police. Community Support Officer Lee LeGrove told Beverley FM the break-ins had happened in the Canada Drive and Linton Garth area at the weekend under the cover of darkness. “Please can people be vigilant and ensure all doors are locked at all times,” he said.

And finally, tickets have gone on sale for a Good Friday Concert by Beverley Chamber Choir in St Mary’s Church, Beverley, on Friday April 15. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets, costing £10 and £12, are available in advance from Beverley Tourist Information or online at www.beverleychamberchoir.org