Activities

We’ve got a range of interesting activities planned over the next few years. Whether you know nothing about heritage or lots we’have lots of opportunities to get involved. There is a programme of events and activities to celebrate Bridlington Quay. You can follow treasure hunts and trails, learn how to care for historic buildings and become a building detective to name just a few things. Just watch this space...!

Yorkshire Film Archive Screening

Wednesday 6th September 2.30 and 7 pm, Spotlight Theatre

"Moving North: Coastal comes to Bridlington" 
A rare opportunity to experience a remarkable mix of archive footage all about the places – and people - we know so well, as the Yorkshire Film Archive takes you on a journey through time revealing the rich film heritage of our Yorkshire coastline, with Bridlington centre stage. Using amateur and home movies, travelogues and regional TV productions, "Moving North: Coastal" reveals the stories of our coastal communities. From early images of egg harvesting on the cliffs at Bempton to a Yorkshire TV documentary about the country’s most poisonous fish presented by Michael Clegg, life boats and lobster fishing, wartime activities and pleasure cruises there will be something for everyone! With Bridlington beach and harbour a familiar backdrop, you’re bound to recognise familiar faces and places revealed once more as Moving North: Coastal comes to Bridlington.

For more information and to book tickets visit: www.spotlighttheatrebrid.co.uk/

Oral history
It's not just the history of hundreds of years ago - the town centre has changed and is still changing in living memory. We are capturing people's memories of Bridlington and its buildings and sharing them over the next few years. We are looking for volunteers to help collect these stories of Bridlington Quay as well as people to share their stories.

Our first oral history training session took place at the end of March and this first group of volunteers is now conducting interviews. If you would be interested in volunteering your story about the town centre or in interviewing other people please get in touch.

Yarn bombing

Have you seen the yarn bombing behind the kiosks on Garrison Square? 
A dedicated group of volunteers from the University of the Third Age and Women and Creativity groups have produced some wonderful knitted seaside shapes as part of the Townscpe Heritage project.

Whilst it may not seem like an obvious connection the yarn bombing is intended to be a fun way of linking the town’s development from a small fishing harbour to a booming Victorian tourist resort with the long history of fishing and knitting (represented by the North Pier's Gansey Girl). This year's yarn bombing was inspired by the 'seaside' with bunting, beach huts and fish. We especially like Maraget Hudson's lobster pot and project logos!

We're already thinking about ideas for next year related to the history of the town centre and seafront, such as the Victorian seaside or the changing architecture of the town. We would love people to get involved for next year – so whether you're a skilled knitter or a beginner or part of a group just get in touch.

Photos

We are keen to gather as many different images of the town centre area as possible - so if you have any historic or more recent photos and you are happy for them to be shared or reproduced then please just get in touch.


A small group of volunteers is compiling a photo diary of the Townscape Heritage area so that we can record the changes that take place over the lifetime of the project. 

Other picture and video sources
- East Riding archives Flickr stream
- East Riding media library
- Historic England picture gallery
- Yorkshire Film Archive
- YouTube

Specialist Training
We will be offering a number of training courses and placements specifically aimed at heritage construction and craft skills.


Schools
We’re working to develop a resource pack for teachers to help student learn more about architecture, heritage, buildings and history.

If you would like to get involved or have any great ideas then let us know.

Useful material

- Bridlington.net
- CITiZAN
- East Riding archives, family and local history
- East Riding museums
- History pin