Wednesday 1 September 2021

The secrets of Beverley’s darker past are being revealed to those joining a unique audio trail through the town. Hosted by the heritage tourism app What Was Here?, from East Riding Archives, the Beverley Crime Audio Trail guides people around eight points of interest, from the railway station to the old House of Correction in Norfolk Street. Highlights include the story of highwayman Dick Turpin, who was arrested in Beverley.The trail is designed to be followed using a smartphone and at each point along the way Professor Helen Johnston, of Hull University, offers an insight into the history of crime and punishment in Beverley. It can be found by downloading the What Was Here? app for free in app stores.

A major sporting event embraced by Beverley over a number of years won’t now be going ahead in 2022, it was announced last night. Tourism body Welcome to Yorkshire confirmed the cancellation of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race, which had already fallen victim to the covid pandemic in 2020 and this year. The race had previously enjoyed financial support from a number of local authorities, including the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and it’s understood the decision to cancel was taken following months of discussion about who would foot the bill for staging the event.

And finally, archivist Hannah Stamp will be giving advice on how to research your family tree using the resources of the East Riding archives in an online talk next week. Full details are available via the what’s on section of

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