Wednesday 10 May 2023

A NOSTALGIC look back to the 1970s is provided by a new exhibition – “Glam and Gloom” – which opens at Beverley Treasure House on Saturday. The decade saw glam rock bands, sunshine holidays and great British TV shows mixed with rising inflation, power cuts and endless strikes, hence the exhibition’s title. 

Alongside favourite LP covers of the era, there will be some fabulous 70s fashions on display, including white platform boots, a Laura Ashley prairie dress and knitted hotpants – perfect for the hot summer of 1976!. There will also be lots of 70s toys, including space hoppers and battleships on show, and on the more serious side, “Sum-It” – a game to familiarise players with pounds and pence as Britain “went decimal” in 1971. 

Visitors can enjoy watching a film showing a drive down Toll Gavel in the early 70s before it was pedestrianised. The exhibition will run until the end of August.

ARMED FORCES veterans are to be offered discounted membership of East Riding Leisure allowing access to all ten East Riding Leisure centres, classes, pools, gyms, and sports halls. More information here

A NEW STRETCH of a long-distance coastal footpath from Bridlington to Bamburgh in Northumberland – renamed the King Charles III Coast Patch – opens today. It spans 21 miles from Bridlington to Filey Brigg and passes popular coastal chalk scenery, the UK’s largest seabird colony and coves used by 18th century smugglers.