Welcome to the East Yorkshire Lace Society
The Society was formed in 1989 from members of classes taught by Mrs Frances Bell. The Society has between 75 and 80 members, with the majority still attending class. It is not essential for members to attend a class and new members are always welcome. The Society is very pleased to have a small number of enthusiastic young lacemakers.
The Society is run by a Committee which comprises Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Class Representatives. Everyone who joins the Society is allocated to a class (whether they attend class or not!). Classes take it in turns to assist with the set up of the hall, and provide the afternoon refreshments at meetings.
The Christmas Party is an opportunity to raise funds for a nominated charity. On an annual rotation, each one of the classes is given the chance to nominate a Charity. The criteria is that the Charity must operate in, and benefit, the community of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Over the years a wide number of local charities have benefited, such as: Dove House Hospice, The Stroke Association, Support Dogs for the Disabled, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Marie Curie Cancer, Parkinson's Society, RNLI, St Catherine's Hospice - Scarborough, Hornsea Inshore Rescue, and MacMillan Nurses.
From 6 - 9 December 2018 the Society contributed to the Beverley Minster Christmas Tree Festival with a Snowflake themed tree. The theme for 2019 was Angels and in 2021 the theme will be Bells.
Our members are encouraged to bring completed work to exhibit at the Annual General Meeting in October each year, and to submit their lace into the Lace Classes at the Driffield Show.
PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK THE MARCH MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE SITUATION WILL REMAIN UNDER REVIEW. PLEASE CHECK THE STATUS OF FUTURE MEETINGS NEARER THE TIME.
Meeting Times: 10.00 - 16.00 (except 14.00hrs at Christmas)
Place: Beeford Community Centre, Main Street, Beeford, YO25 8AY
2019 Meeting Dates
CANCELLED - Due to Corona Virus Outbreak - We hope to rearrange in due course
Talk: The Story of Ma's Laces (Kerry Brooksbank)
Workshop: Bring Bell patterns for 2021 Christmas Tree project
Catering Classes: Pocklington & Hornsea
Workshop: 2021 Christmas Tree - Bell - start (in house) or Own Projects Catering Classes: Beeford & Bridlington
AGM - ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Workshop: 2021 Christmas Tree Bell - continuation (in house) Talk: Stained Glass Talk and Demonstration (Ian Tomlinson) Catering Classes: Driffield & Hedon
CHRISTMAS CHARITY FUND-RAISING PARTY & BUFFET Close-up Magic and Christmas Music Sing-along - Ray Burrell www.rayburrellmagic.co.uk
Charity: Alderson House Catering Classes: Hessle & Hornsea
The Society provides tea/coffee with biscuits in the morning and cakes in the afternoon. Members of the Catering Class help with setting up the hall, serving and washing up. Suppliers are not being invited on a regular basis. Supplies from local shops will be arranged on an ad hoc basis. Jo Firth is happy to arrange for advance orders to be made available on meeting days
Frances Bell's Classes in Bobbin lace, Needlelace, Crochet, Tatting and Beading etc.
(held during normal term times)
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: Classes will continue, unless otherwise notified. As courtesy to others - please do NOT attend if you feel unwell.
HESSLE: Hessle Town Hall 10.00 - 12.00noon POCKLINGTON: The Old Magistrates Court 13.30 - 15.30
BEEFORD: Community Centre 10.00 - 12.00noon DRIFFIELD: Westgarth Community Centre 13.30 - 15.30
HEDON: Red Cross Room, Sheriffs Highway 19.15 - 21.15
BRIDLINGTON: Priory Church Room 10.00 - 12.00noon
HORNSEA: The Bowling Club, Atwick Road 13.30 - 15.30
Times and days may vary. Further information on classes, please contact: Mrs Frances Bell (Teacher) Telephone: 01262 488257 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in joining the Society or attending our meetings, please get in touch:
Secretary: 01430 423204
Chair: 01262 488257