Heritage Open day 2016

Heritage Day 2016

Heritage Day 2016


Heritage Day

The sun shone on Hornsea Civic society on 11th September 2016 as 2 local sites, usually closed to the public opened up to the public.

Bettisons Folly, with thanks to its owners Dave Foster and Mick Bateman was opened up for people to climb and enjoy a view over Hornsea. Chairman of the Civic Society Alan Tharratt was delighted with the number of visitors to the tower, including one of the Bettison Families ancestors David. Fellow Society members John Miller and Judy Johnson helped see members of the public safely up and down the tower along with owner Dave Foster sharing some of its history along the way. Donations received by those climbing the folly will go to the owners to help pay for the towers upkeep.

Meanwhile in a field North of Hornsea one of Hornsea`s newest protected sites, the Hornsea Henge was marked out thanks to Farmer Ken Petch of Mappleton. Keith Whittle the society’s vice chair entertained visitors with his knowledge of the Neolithic henge during two viewings of the henge and explanation of what its use would be. The Photo attached shows Keith stood to the left of the information board with some of the mornings group of visitors.