We’ve got a range of interesting activities taking place. 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...!

Did You Know? Activity

The vote for this activity has now closed. We are currently looking at the results and will soon be designing the plaques for their installation, so please keep an eye out for updates in the coming weeks!

Geocache (QR Codes)

We will soon be posting some QR codes across the Conservation Areas which can be scanned using a mobile phone or a tablet with a QR code scanner app. When scanned, an information sheet and photographs relating to that area or building will load on your device. A supporting leaflet with a map will also be made available

TH Talks and Tours

Here’s a quick heads-up for you…if you haven’t already done so, please make sure you can, and have access to Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Given the current circumstances, we are preparing to deliver the previously planned talks virtually through platforms such as these. Further updates will be provided closer to the date.

Townscape Heritage ‘What was here?’ trail

A Townscape Heritage trail has been added to the ‘What Was Here?’ app. East Riding Archives have created a new, free app that turns smartphones or tablets into virtual ‘time machines’. Follow the trail to discover historical photos of the Bridlington Quay area and compare them with what’s here today and how much has changed. You can also buy the historic photos. The ‘What Was Here?’ app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the App Store.  Visit the accompanying website at http://whatwashere.org/.

Mad about maintenance

Regular maintenance reduces and can prevent the need for costly repairs to a building, not just an historic one! Our maintenance guide (on the Buildings page) sets out some key tips on what to look out for. Please find the guide at:http://bridlingtonheritage.com/townscape_heritage/buildings 


Our resource pack for teachers to help student learn more about architecture, heritage, buildings and history is on its way. The packs (one for secondary and one for primary schools) has lots of information about the Bridlington Quay conservation area and relevance to the school curriculum.


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 picture archive
East Riding media library
Historic England picture gallery
Yorkshire Film Archive

Yarn bombing

Did you see 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 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 was 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). The yarn bombing was inspired by the 'seaside' with bunting, beach huts and fish. We especially liked Maraget Hudson's lobster pot and project logos!