23 July 2024

Boost for Sunk Island Heritage Centre

by Terry Bearpark

The former Church of the Holy Trinity on Sunk Island was deconsecrated some years ago but thanks to a small group of trustees and volunteers it became the Sunk Island Heritage Centre.

Built in early English style in 1877 it has many architectural features that attract visitors to the remote site in Sunk Island Road.

Hosting a few events during the year trustees are determined to preserve the building for visitors and residents to enjoy, but cash is always needed for essential building work.

Last week trustees were delighted to receive a very welcome donation of £500 towards
its upkeep from the Withernsea and District Lions Club.

Lion president John Earle and secretary Ernie Oldfield visited the centre to learn first-hand about its history and essential maintenance work needed on the building.

Trustee Clare Doyle said: “We are so very grateful to the Lions for their very generous donation which will go towards keeping this beautiful building in a good condition for everyone to enjoy.”

The centre will be holding a Heritage and Yorkshire Day event on Saturday, August 3, to which everyone is invited. On display will be artifacts and boards depicting the rich history of the building.