An Introduction to Local History - Step 1 (Course Code K0372GXPEA)

Beverley and East Riding of Yorkshire have a deep and rich local history. This course is designed to develop your interest in the area and discover how to learn and understand much more.

What will I study?

  • How can we study the past of our area and our own families? The sources of local history considered: photographs, oral evidence, maps, parish records, census materials, buildings, newspapers.
  • An introduction to family history and how to research it.
  • Beverley in the past thousand years, its churches, schools, people, entertainments, its place in wider history. Including a focus on Beverley in WW2 when the town was bombed.
  • Walking the town : a leisurely stroll around historic Beverley to see what we can discover of our rich past, provision can be made for those with limited mobility.
  • The local history of the county, with a focus on prehistoric remains in the East Riding including perplexing sites such as Huggate Dikes and Burton Bushes. We will also explore how transport has developed locally through the age of canals and

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Autumn Part-time Prospectus