The Gasman Cometh

TOUR GUIDE: Barbara English

Beverley Minster Highgate Porch, Minster Yard North, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DP

Gas lighting was astounding - walk through Beverley streets, the lamps are still there after nearly 200 years.

Gas street lighting came to Beverley in 1824 and for its inhabitants the world changed overnight from darkness to light, using one of the greatest inventions of the Industrial Revolution.

Join Barbara English for a walk across town to learn the story of some of our 40 surviving gas lamp posts, designed with a complex symbolism by John Malam. We think they are the oldest gas lamps still on the street anywhere in the world. The tour ends inside the famous White Horse Inn (Nellie’s), still gas-lit.

Event Times

Friday 9 September:1500-1630

Booking Details

Walk is free but must be pre-booked
Booking Contact:Beverley Tourist Information Centre
Call:01482 391672
Write to:The Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley HU17 8HE


A walk across town, narrow street, traffic.

COVID-19 Considerations

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

Additional Information

Max 20 people per tour/session.walk takes one and a half hoursContact for the day:Barbara English 07773333827


The walk starts at the Highgate porch of Beverley Minster; the usual entry and well marked.

Organised by

Beverley Civic Society