One of the benefits of being a Friend of the YHCT is the chance to attend the many visits and events we put on throughout the year.
So far this year, Friends have enjoyed a visit to Hovingham and Rotherham.
In May, almost thirty friends enjoyed a trip to All Saints Church in Hovingham, with a talk by Helen Whittaker on the window she designed in memory of Sir Marcus Worsley and his wife Bridget.
This was followed by an introduction to the Anglo- Saxon stonework By Kate Giles and a tour looking at the principal monuments to other members of the Worsley family.
Friends were then welcomed at Hovingham Hall, where Sir William Worsley will gave an interesting talk on the history of the house, it’s gardens and Roman villa, while enjoying a delicious tea in the vaulted room overlooking the cricket ground.
In 2021 the YHCT gave a grant of £5,500 to Rotherham Minster towards the cost of the much- needed restoration of the great West Window. Work has now been started on this major £400,000 project, which has been mainly funded by the Culture Recovery Fund. While the glazing panels had been removed for restoration, Friends of the Trust were invited by the Minster for a visit to see the stone work repair in progress.
Friends met at the Minster for a tour and then a talk on the work being undertaken on the West Window. This was followed by refreshments before a visit to the Chapel on the Bridge. This medieval chantry chapel had a chequered history after the Reformation but, following restoration work in the last century, it is once more used for services. The YHCT has given a grant of £4,800 towards repair work on the Chapel.
For details of all the upcoming events, see: https://www.yhct.org.uk/eventspage/#:~:text=content%20upon%20request-,Upcoming%20Tours,-Wednesday%2022nd%20June