History in paper.Thu 27th July 2023
Jane Myers the Retail Manager at the Beverley Minster Gift Shop commented "working at the Gift Shop you never know from one day to another what treasure trove someone will bring in, to donate to the upkeep of the Minster. Marcus Ramshaw presented us with a watercolour and some newspapers from the 1800's. we are so excited to have these to sell in the shop".
Discovering old newspapers like the Beverley Echo is like unearthing a treasure trove of history. Their yellowed pages evoke nostalgia, transporting readers to bygone eras. Faded headlines tell tales of triumphs, tragedies, and daily life in a different time. These forgotten relics offer unique insights into the past and fuel curiosity for our shared heritage dating from 1880 to 1884. Jane said " Marcus bought these papers when the old printers closed down and passed them on to me to sell in the shop to help raise much needed funds".
Jane also mentioned "Marcus presented us with the water colour of the Minster with the dome clearly shown. We produced black and white notelets from the watercolour which shows St Marys Church and the Minster in 1820, again available for people to purchase".
Remember that gifts purchased at the Book shop in the Minster helps to fund the up keep of our historic building for future generations to enjoy.