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.
Friday 9 September:1500-1630
Pre-booking:Required 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.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
The walk starts at the Highgate porch of Beverley Minster; the usual entry and well marked.
Beverley Civic Society
PUBLIC ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL VENUES
PARTICIPATING IN HERITAGE OPEN DAY 2022
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