Following on from the success of the 2010 field trips to Creswell Crags and Hartlepool Historic Docks, the first field trip of 2011 will be on Saturday 7 May to the east of Hull to visit the late medieval Paull Holme Tower and the nearby mid-Victorian military strongpoint of Fort Paull. Paull Holme Tower, now in ruins, is a rare example of a late-medieval brick-built manor house and is not normally open to the public. The visit will give members the opportunity to see the tower at close quarters and to explore the surrounding complex of earthworks which reveal the plan of the manorial site.
The day starts with registration between 10.00am and 10.30am at Fort Paull. The site dates back to the reign of Henry VIII though the present fortifications are mid-Victorian in date and the monument is now run by volunteers as a military museum. The visit will include a talk on the history of the site and a guided tour of the defences and there will be plenty of time to visit the exhibitions. Weather permitting, we also plan to visit the World War Two decoy site on the north bank of the River Humber at Cherry Cobb Sands.
The cost of the day trip will be £12.00 and will include morning and lunchtime tea and coffee at Fort Paull and all entry charges and lecture fees. Lunch is extra. A menu will be sent with confirmation of booking.
Please book using the reply slip on the attached flyer reply slip by 30 April 2011 to Louise Mallinson, Secretary CBA Yorkshire.