Start slowly and let the chaos linger.


The day has come to empty the bottom of the house, and thus facilitate the floorboard removal. More boards are wobbling and the kitchen tiles cracking at an unprecedented rate. The little munchers have done their worst. Rentokil assure me the munchers are dead. I’m sure they are right, but the floorboards are so weakenedContinue reading “Start slowly and let the chaos linger.”

William Clowes – Primitive Methodism in Hull


The community of Clowes Memorial Methodist Church, Greenwood Ave, Hull, and Hull Civic Society, put together a calendar of events to celebrate the life and work of a charismatic missionary and preacher, who was based in Hull and from there walked many miles to deliver passionate sermons across the country. William Clowes is one ofContinue reading “William Clowes – Primitive Methodism in Hull”

The Merchants of Beverley and the Tudor Age


This sounds a very parochial title, but Renaissance Beverley was anything but parochial. Beverley merchants traded (and thus were influencers) across Europe – as far East as present-day Russia and south to Italy and beyond. Of course, it was two-way traffic and ideas on trade, religion and art found their way back to the northContinue reading “The Merchants of Beverley and the Tudor Age”

Friends of Hull General Cemetery


Philip Larkin on his walk with John Betjeman through the disused Hull General Cemetery, (1964) declared it to be a natural cathedral. Over the years, it declined into an overgrown fly-tipping and drug abuse centre. Enter a group of local residents in 2015. In the beginning they litter picked and disposed of the used syringes,Continue reading “Friends of Hull General Cemetery”

Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade


The Hanse and Beverley Beverley Town Council (East Riding of Yorkshire) has been informed by the virtual International Hanse Day in Brilon/Germany, that its application for membership of the Modern Hanseatic League was successful. The announcement was made at the conference of delegates on 6th June 2020. Hull represents the English contingent of Hanse Towns –Continue reading “Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade”

Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade


The Hanse and Beverley Beverley Town Council (East Riding of Yorkshire) has been informed by the virtual International Hanse Day in Brilon/Germany, that its application for membership of the Modern Hanseatic League was successful. The announcement was made at the conference of delegates on 6th June 2020. Hull represents the English contingent of Hanse Towns –Continue reading “Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade”

About Eva


Eva has lived in Beverley for forty years. She graduated from Münster University, Westphalia/Germany in medieval history. Now retired, her recent research has focussed on the economic, social and cultural history of Northern Europe. Engaging with all sectors of the local community was at the heart of Eva’s career in Adult Education and as localContinue reading “About Eva”