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East Riding Archives

Digital Archives Access Portal

Welcome to The Digital Archive

East Riding Archives collect and preserve the written heritage of the East Riding of Yorkshire for this and future generations.

On here you can access some of our ‘born digital’ holdings (i.e. original records created electronically) for research on East Yorkshire local history.

More content will be added in due course, but we have over 400,000 physical archives (e.g. paper-based) at the Treasure House in Beverley.  You may find descriptions for some of these in this catalogue.  See our website for details of how to view those items:

Please note:  The quality of some audiovisual recordings may vary depending on the source material.  These items are raw, unedited versions as preserved in the archive.

Use of this resource

The items in this Digital Archive are made available for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study.

For any other intended re-use and/or publication, it is your responsibility to seek appropriate permissions and you must contact us at for advice and assistance.

See our Statement of Use and Takedown Policy for more details on how we make digital collections available.

Top level collections

Includes council minutes 1995-2020; constitution and standing orders 2001-2021; year books 1995-2012; East Riding Unitary records 1994-1995; adult care services records 1997-2004; children and family services records 1996-2012; Hessle Youth Centre records 1940s-1980s; Snaith Youth Club records 1989-2014; Humber emergency planning files 1994-2000; local development framework records 2002-2012; Joint Structure Plan for Kingston upon Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire records 1998-2008; borough, district and area local plans 1996-2007; housing land availability position statements 1997-2008; employment land monitoring reports 2003-2009; transport policies and programmes 1996-2004; 'East Riding News' and 'Your East Riding' 1997-2017; press release files 1995-2000; press cuttings files 1996-2001; leaflets and brochure files 1996-2017; rural policy and partnership records 1998-2012; school organisation plans 1999-2003; primary school performance tables 1997-2002; statements of accounts 1997-2009; pension fund annual report and accounts 1998-2008; housing services 1996-2013; Treasure House records 1999-2006; service plans 1999-2007; building regulations indexes for Beverley, Boothferry, Bridlington, and Driffield administrative areas c.1974-2000; planning and conservation records 1996-2011; joint minerals development plans 2008-2012; listed buildings photograph files 1985-2007; Bridlington Leisure World plans 1972-2005; register of approved premises for civil marriages 1995-2000; waste management records 2003-2012; and Humberside Fire Authority minutes 1996-2007, Bridlington Town Centre Area Action Plan submission documents 2004-2019, Boothferry Bridge shipping movements logbooks 1969-2018


Includes May Queen ceremony, Barmby Marsh, photograph and slides 1953 and winter scene at the bandstand, Saturday Market, Beverley, slide 1953, East Riding of Yorkshire County Council Education Committee correspondence 1948-1952, family postcards from abroad [1958-1959], ‘Ten Pounds Pom’ memoir of Joyce M McLellan 2018, school exercise book [1956-1958], school photographs of Beaumont Road School, West Killara, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [1956-1958], and slides of trip to Australia and New Zealand 1956-1959 with identification list 2018, Wetherall, McLellan and Welbourn families photographs and research file nd. [19th century-21st century], 'The principal jockeys of the North of England' poster by Anson Ambrose Martin [1844], photograph of the Cameron Highlanders (digital copy) nd. [1940s]


Contains oral history interviews recorded by Dr Alex Ombler of individuals recollecting their memories of everyday life in 20th-century East Riding of Yorkshire.


Contains Percy Marlborough Stewart's records 1890s-1960s including his book 'Round the World with Rod and Rifle' 1924 with related hand painted illustrations and diagrams [c.1920s]; photographs and lithographs mainly of the Stewart family and related families [18th century]-1960s; colour transparencies of Burnby Hall water lilies and pond [20th century]; Stewart Society Journals c.1904-1916 and Roll of Honour 1916; Burnby, Hayton and Pocklington Estates sales plans 1927; trout record book 1935-1953; DVD showing images of Stewart's Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum exhibition displays 2008, Burnby Hall Museum and Gardens publications 2014-2019, Stewart Museum articles 2014-2018

18th century-2019

Contains ship plans 1905-nd. [c.1976], reports 1925-1964, miscellaneous ship plans nd. [c.1883]-1982, Hull Museums print-outs and binders 1987-1992, Museum Documentation Association Technology index cards files for shipping plans 1987.

nd. [c.1883]-1992

Contains 'A New Juvenile Scarborough Guide' printed pamphlet (photocopy) [1833], Boynton Church and monumental inscriptions photographs CD-ROM 2012, Speeton postcards (photocopies) [1912], conveyance of property at Filey (photocopy) [1847], deed of covenant relating to property at Bridlington Quay (photocopy) [1870], mortgage of cottage in St John Gate, Bridlington (photocopy) [1765], Boynton Church, vicarage buildings photograph (photocopies) nd. [20th century], transfer of mortgage relating to premises at Bridlington Quay (photocopy) [1888], reconveyance of one third share in premises at Bridlington Quay (photocopy) [1894], Bartholomew's Tourists and Cyclists map for York and Scarborough (photocopy) nd. [20th century], Ordnance Survey map Speeton area (photocopy) [1948], Family on Filey beach photograph (photocopy) 1895, and Reighton Manor House photograph (photocopy) 1924.


Contains Beverley photographs and CD-ROMs 2006, 2008 and 2009; Hornsea decorative tile photographs CD-ROM 2011


Contains Thomas Hodgson of Bridlington pocket book [1842]-1872, 'Chiltern and Vale Farming Explained' printed volume 1745, 'The Youth's Instructor and Guardian' volume 10 1826, 'The Book of Common Prayer' printed volume 1852, 'The Dictionary of the Farm' printed volume 1853, postcard photograph of a house possibly Cheetham Sewerby nd. [c.1910s], printouts of scanned documents file nd. [1842-1897], Thomas Hodgson pocket book and other scanned documents USB 2020.


Contains Beverley Amateur Operatic Society programmes 1927-2006, Beverley Musical Theatre programmes nd. [2004]-2008, newscuttings 1927-1930 and photographs c.1920-1930.


Contains East Riding towns and villages photographs folder 1860-1910 and Holderness slides binder nd. [20th century]

1860-nd. [20th century]

Contains Beverley photographs and postcards 19th century-20th century, photographs and postcards index book nd. [c.1990s], miscellaneous local studies items and books 19th century-1990s.

nd. [19th century]-1990s

Includes Beverley printed notices and records 1778-1924, postcards mainly Beverley c.1908-1970s, Beverley Water Bill minutes of evidence 1881, Yorkshire country houses engravings 1779-1865 and Act for Inclosing, Draining and Warping Lands in Parish of Frodingham in Lincolnshire 1831.


Contains B Lamb interviews video recording 1987-1988, Burns Night, Lund video recording 1994, John Horsley farming songs video recording 1998, 'Lund - Some History' video recording nd. [c.1988], Lund 'Wed' Club - Reopening of Village Hall video recording nd. [c.1988], 'VE Day Celebrations at Lund' video recording 1995, 'Young FarmersClub - Reliant Riders' video recording 1982


Contains Carole Richards Covid-19 diary extracts typescript Apr-Jul 2020, Covid-19 lockdown digital photographs USB 2020


Includes Skerne minutes 1894-1932, Wansford minutes 1895-1932, Skerne and Wansford minutes 1932-1999, Wansford declarations of parish councillors 1907-1931, form of precept books 1896-1973 and receipts and payment book 1942-1967, digital photographs of Skerne 2003-2015 and Henry Parker, Wansford, memorial service records (digital copies) 2017


Includes log books Senior Boys 1911-1937, Senior Girls 1911-1936, Girls/High 1936-1948, Girls High 1948-1967, Junior 1911-1944,1955-1969, Junior High 1969-1988, Infants 1911-1938, Infants/Primary 1938-1971; admission registers Girls High 1948-1967, Junior 1955-1965, Junior/Junior High 1965-1973, Junior High 1973-1988; pupils' reports and leaving certificates (Girls) 1936-1967, Board of Education returns 1920-1939, Heads' annual reports to school Governing Body 1953-1974, school magazines Senior Boys 1914-1916, programmes, certificates, photographs 1914-1916, 1929-1985


Contains school organisation returns and returns for the department of education and science 1974-1988; log books 1967-1988; punishment book 1941-1949; admission registers 1966-1983; photographs 1970s-1980s; video cassette 1980s


Includes governors' reports and related records 1967-1983, headmasters' diaries 1967-1982, admissions registers 1967-1981, syllabus files c.1960s-1980s, photographs 1967-2012, medals and awards c.1917-1969, Sir Henry Cooper Old Boys' Association records 1921-1986.


Contains Wesleyan Day School log book 1871-1908 (girls from 1877), log books (girls) 1908-1969, log books (boys) 1878-1967, log books Hall Gate Junior School 1990-1998, managers' minutes 1941-1953, governors' minutes files 1986-1998, admission registers 1880-1997, correspondence primary school 1940-1954, photographs 1940s-2005, 'The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times' 1875, sports pavilion file 1970-1972, school trips booklets and itineraries 1952-1992, Friends of Hallgate Junior School minutes 1974-1976


Contains log books 1879-1972, digital photographs nd. [c.1900s]


Contains project administration records and transcripts 1999-2021, Skidby Mill oral history interviews 1999-2008, other recordings and transcripts 1978-2021.


Contains Beverley Civil Defence street plan nd. [c.1940s], Beverley Heritage Centre records file 1968-1983, memoirs of a young mother in Beverley 1973-1986, Friends of Beverley Minster School minute book 1980-1981, 'The Yawn' Kelvin Hall School magazines 1982-1983, Beverley Theatre research file 1973-2020, Beverley local history research file nd. [21st century], printed records file 1907-early 2000s, modern print of East Riding historical map showing wapentakes [19th century], Beverley Waltham Lane residents Covid-19 lockdown experiences essay (digital copy) Sep 2020


Contains notes on living with cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic by Esther Shoebridge (digital copy) 2021


Contains log books 1863-1946, managers' minute book 1945-1974, Evening Institute enrollment forms for dressmaking course 1946, correspondence and other papers file 1923-1944, also contains Spurn Point School log book 1893-1945, digital records 1863-1974


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