Below are details of trips that YEDFAS is offering.

By clicking the on the links below you will find details or a brochure for the trip and downloads (e.g. booking forms etc.)

For further information please contact us by email  –

January  2018

Trip to Edinburgh – Scottish National Gallery for the Turner Exhibition.

More details HERE

February 21st 2018

Trip to Burton Anges and Sewerby Hall

More details HERE

April 2018 – CANCELLED  – Please Read

Proposed trip 28th – 30th April to include

  –  Cumbria – Blackwell Arts & Craft House

  –  St Mary’s Church Wreay

  –  The Garden of Comic Speculation

  –  Carlisle – Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

More details HERE

Cost – £7 – pay on the night.


Previous Trips & Events

13th December 2017 – Christmas event at the Bar Convent

3.30 – 4.30pm  Guided Tour of the new ‘Living Heritage’ centre & secret chapel (optional), followed by the reception, with mulled wine and mince pies – Cost £12.50

4.30 – 6.30pm  Reception only, with mulled wine and mince pies – Cost £6.50

The deadline for cheques (made out to TASE) to John Pick is 30th November please.  Send to Close House, Kirk Hammerton, YO26 8DA.  Alternatively, you could hand your cheque to John at the next lecture.

More details HERE

20th September 2017 – Harold Gosney – Private View

We are fortunate to have been offered a private viewing of York artist and sculptor, Harold Gosney’s, retrospective ‘My Life as an Artist 2017’. (and it has been a very full life – see his work on Google!).

The viewing will be on Wednesday 20th September, at 6pm, at the Stained Glass Centre ( formerly St Martin cum Gregory Church) on Micklegate.

The fee is £5 per head, pay on the night – but please let John Pick know you intend to come along at or telephone 01423 330590.

John needs to know numbers attending please. If you are interested in coming for a meal somewhere nearby after the viewing, please also let John know.

poster SGC

11th September 2017 – Trinity House, Hull

One of Hull’s best kept secrets – Trinity House – is only open to the public on certain days this year. The building’s history dates back to 1299, when Hull (then known as ‘Wyke’) was still a developing town. The house was founded by a Guild of Master Mariners and Marine Pilots; it contains rare and valued artefacts from around the world.

Our trip – Monday 11th September includes a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for a guided tour of Trinity House, and also a tour of Hull by Dr David Neave.

The cost, including coach travel, is £30.  Lunch (pay on the day) – £6.50

Please contact John Pick tel. 01423 330590  to book a place BY 21st JULY please.  Send cheques – made out to YEDFAS – to John Pick, Close House, Kirk Hammerton, YO26 8DA

Let John know if you would like to book the lunch (home made soup, and bread, tea/coffee & home made cakes).Pay for lunch on the day.

It promises to be a fascinating visit!


Stained glass visit – Wednesday 21st June at 6.30pm.  Meet at Holy Trinity Church at the top of Micklegate near the Priory Street turning.  Keith Barley (of Barley Studios) and Phil Thomas will be our guides.  We will then move down the road to St Martin-le-Gregory – now the Stained Glass Centre – for the second visit.

Cost – £7 – pay on the night.

May 2017 – Northern Italy

Details of the trip HERE

Please note the time element mentioned by Peter; the hotel require a deposit next month to secure the booking, so send your reply and cheque to the address in the attachment by 4th July at the latest.


April 1st 2017 – 5000 Years of Glass – Special Event Day

Special Event Day on the 1st of April, 9.30am to 4.30pm, with Andy McConnell at the De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York.

Tickets available from:

The Pyramid Gallery, 43 Stonegate,


by cheque for £25 per ticket (made out to Yedfas) with SAE to Sheila Bartlett, 122 Stockton Lane, YO31 1BX

For provisional details click HERE (NB large file – 11MB)

September 2016 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park & Stanley Spencer Exhibition

Details of the trip HERE

July 2016 – Holland – Driffield & Wold DFAS

Trip organised by Driffield & Wold DFAS entitled “Holland, The Rijksmuseum & the Dutch Masters”

Details of the trips are HERE

May 2016 – Sicily

Details of the trips are HERE

April 2016, Thursday 14th – Trip to Wentworth Woodhouse

Details of the trip HERE

February 2016 – India

Details of the trip are HERE

Report of the trip is HERE

May 2015 – Tuscany

Details of the trip are HERE