Having tried a couple of small samples as an experiment, I am now walking my way through parts of East Yorkshire. Why East Yorkshire? Because I have rambled all over it myself. It isn't as well known as it should be. It shouldn't be too dauntingly complicated. That is, until I get to York, where there is such as thing as too much information. It is conducted as a guided tour with Leland for the immediate post Reformation era, Daniel Defoe and Celia Fiennes for late 17th/early 18th century changes and a miscellany of 19th and early 20th century antiquarians for later perspectives.
The last set looked at Hull, Hedon and surrounds, and concentrated on the changing nature of the Humber ports. This latest looks at Patrington and Holderness, that is, the part of it that hasn't been covered already. This is the most forgotten part of Yorkshire. None of our travellers commented on it extensively. It is a large triangle bounded by the North Sea, the Humber estuary and the wolds. Churches, villages and whole port towns have disappeared into the raging waters of the estuary and sea.
This battered brass at Brandesburton is a fine and unusual example of its type.