Activities

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

We are currently running a public vote on nominations for a number of proposed plaques to be installed across the Bridlington Conservation Areas. it is up to you however who or what gets recognition by way of a plaque! Choose your top four choices from the shortlist, and the top four nominations will be recognised by the plaques.

You can vote by visiting the exhibition at the North Bridlington Library from Thursday 12 March, where you will find a short summary on each of the nominations, and a voting form for you to complete and post in the box provided.

You can also vote online by clicking here (right click, and then click on open in new tab if you wish to keep this page open)

View the nominations here (a PDF will download which you will need to click on to open)

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/.

Geocache Trail

Geocaching is basically a treasure hunt, using your mobile or GPS to find each hidden cache – usually a box or film canister. Each cache usually has a logbook to record your visit, and often some kind of small 'trade items' left by previous explorers. Take something, leave something, that's the rule.
 
We’ve created a trail for you to discover some of the history and heritage of Bridlington Quay’. Can you find all six caches hidden around the town centre?

If you’re inspired and want to find out more why not have a look at the town’s Maritime Trail or our children’s architectural treasure hunt.

Getting started
To look for caches, sign-up to www.geocaching.com (which is free) or download the app. Once you've signed in, search for the Bridlington Quay Townscape Heritage caches in Bridlington town centre. The quickest way is to search using the King Street library postcode (YO15 2DF), you'll then find coordinates and clues for the nearest caches.
 
About the trail
There is no specific order for finding the caches. The route is suitable for children, adults, pushchairs and most wheelchair users too. It should take around an hour to find all the caches. As there are lots of cafes why not take your time and enjoy something to eat and drink as well.  Please take care with traffic and when walking around the harbour area.

Please enjoy the trail and please tell other cachers if you enjoyed it. And finally, watch out for muggles (as non-geocachers are known)!

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 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. Look out for us near the seafront conducting some 'vox pops' over the summer too. 

Children's Treasure Hunt

Our very own treasure hunt will be coming to Bridlington Quay shortly. Can you follow the clues, look around carefully and discover the thing hidden in plain sight? If you can there might be a prize to be claimed...

The Repair of Traditional Buildings

Do you live in or own a building that was built before 1919? Or do you work with older buildings, or would like to? Modern building construction is very different to that of the Victorians and Edwardians. How you repair a building matters. Get it wrong and you can make things a lot worse! While a good repair will last for many years.

Learn more about identifying what repairs are needed, when and how to specify the works at one of our training sessions. Find out the differences between lime mortar and cement, windows and window replacement and many more things.

More information about our training sessions will be available in the autumn.

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 

Schools

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.

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


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!