The Clerk Out and About

Friday 1st July 2022

Grand Days Out

It was good to read recently that Whitelock’s Ale House in Leeds has had its listed status raised from Grade II to Grade II*.  Tucked away right in the centre of the city the building’s interior dates from 1895 with a wealth of Victorian stained glass, mirrors and tiles.

Its link with the YPS is that on a day trip to Leeds in 2019 it served as our lunch stop between visits to the Leeds Library and the Thackray Museum of Medicine, all on a long list of fascinating places visited by the Society over the years.

Another three were added on June 16th when a group of members headed off for an exploration of manufacturing and industry in South Yorkshire.  We relished the timeless atmosphere of a water-driven corn mill at Worsborough, were astounded by the largest steam engine still working in the world at Sheffield’s Kelham Island Museum, and contemplated marvellous examples of the glassmaker’s art in Sheffield University’s Turner Collection.  This presentation vase was made by the Karhula Glass Company of Finland.