Beverley - Lairgate gossip, a walk


Kemp's Corner, 68 Saturday Market, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8AJ

How Beverley 'modernised' and responded to change - all in one street.

Local author and historian Val Wise offers a new guided walk, which looks at how Beverley responded to innovation and new advances in public services: demolishing insanitary buildings and widening roads for increasing traffic, building the telephone exchange within an old house, housing wireless engineers in the Lairgate Hotel, while the Rambla Bakery owner Stanley Stephenson filmed events in the streets.

Event Times

Sunday 11 September:1400-1600

Booking Details

Free walk but pre booking essential!
Booking Contact:Beverley Tourist Information Centre.
Call:01482 391672
Write to:East Riding Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8HE


Narrow pavements, traffic.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Max 15 people per tour/session.Walk takes two hours This walk takes two hours. Sunday has been chosen as we are hoping for less traffic.Contact for the day:Barbara English 07773333827


The walk meets at Kemp's Corner, the pavement island between Lairgate and North Bar Within, Beverley, close to Barclays Bank.

Organised by

Beverley Civic Society