Signs of Spring

Volunteers have been busy working in the gardens today, getting ready for Snowdrop Sunday and the re-opening of the Priory in March.

And there are plenty of signs that Spring is on the way…

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Mosaic installed

The special mosaic created by the local community to commemorate the 900th anniversary of Gisborough Priory was installed in the Priory recently and looks marvellous.

The design features many elements from the Priory’s history in a colourful and lively design.

You will be able to see the mosaic when Gisborough Priory reopens in 2020 – the first event will be Snowdrop Sunday on 23 February.

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Bye bye Bible

Jayhawk vehicle leaving Guisborough Library with the Gisburne Bible on board

The Gisburne Bible left Guisborough Library yesterday and returned to its usual home of St John’s College Library, Cambridge.

After checking the Bible’s condition, it was carefully packed in a special case and secured in the back of Jayhawk’s art transport vehicle for the journey back.

And today the glass case that has displayed the Gisburne Bible for the last five weeks was dismantled and returned to its Hampshire home.

A massive thank you goes to everyone who helped make this display possible and also to all the visitors who came along and made it all worthwhile.

We will be adding newly discovered information about the Gisburne Bible to the website soon – look out for it.

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Last day to see the Gisburne Bible

Tuesday 29th October will be the last day of the Gisburne Bible display in Guisborough Library. The Bible will be taken back to the St John’s College Library in Cambridge the following day

So come along between 9am and 6pm on Tuesday 29th to see this beautiful manuscript and to find out more about how it came to Gisborough Priory almost 700 years ago.

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Halloween Fun Day

We had our Halloween event yesterday and we were very busy, as always, with over 300 visitors, almost half of them children, many in special, spooky costumes.

As well as storytelling and the witch’s potion trail there were plenty of lanterns made, ready for Halloween itself. Delicious cakes and warming drinks were also on offer.

We raised just over £290 on the day. This was our final outdoor event of the year so a big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to help during the day and to those who donated the ever popular baking and preserves to sell – we could not do it without you!

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Bible display opens

Over fifty people gathered this morning in Guisborough Library to see Philippa Gregory unveil the Gisburne Bible display. After a short speech, Philippa whisked the cover off the display case and everyone was able to study the Bible and find out more about its history.

The display continues until 29 October and is free. Guisborough Library opening times can be found here.

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A big day

St John’s College Librarian, Kathryn McKee, places the Gisburne Bible in the display case

The Gisburne Bible arrived back in Guisborough today for the first time in almost 500 years. It is now in the stunning display case, ready for the official opening of the display by the well-known author, Philippa Gregory, at 10.30am tomorrow.

And we also put up the spectacular embroidered banner that has been made by thirty local members of Guisborough Embroiderers’ Guild to commemorate this year’s 900th anniversary.

The 900th anniversary banner designed and made by Guisborough Embroiderers’ Guild

Come along and see for yourself – the display continues until 29 October.

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A case for…

Today the display case for the Gisburne Bible was delivered and assembled by Stuart and Barry from About Presentation. It looks great, even without its contents, which are due to arrive tomorrow. Thank you to Stuart and Barry for all their hard work.

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Guisborough Library gets ready

A big thank you to Carol and all the staff at Guisborough Library who have been helping to prepare the library for the arrival of the Gisburne Bible later this week. They have made a lovely space for the display and done everything with enthusiasm and good grace.

Librarian, Carol Williamson, in the area where the Gisburne Bible will be displayed in Guisborough Library
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World Qi Gong Day

Twenty five people celebrated Word Qi Gong Day on 14th September with an hour long Qi Gong session in Gisborough Priory. Thanks go to John and Dorothy Poole for leading and organising the session.

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