Princess Beatrice becomes patron of York Musical Society

Princess Beatrice of York has agreed to become patron of York Musical Society (YMS).

David Pipe, musical drector of the society, which is the oldest in the country, said: “It is a great honour for the York Musical Society to have a royal patron. We are all delighted that Her Royal Highness has accepted the invitation and we look forward to welcoming her to one of our concerts.”

YMS traces its origins back to 1765. The following century in 1825, Rule Two said “No person in any business or profession shall be deemed admissible as a member of this society unless he be a principal or partner in such business or profession”.

The total membership was limited to 60, who met on Mondays at 7pm in Baynes’s coffee house in Petergate. Supper was at 9.30pm and cost two shillings, which included malt liquor.

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10:51am Fri 30 Nov 12

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

Perhaps the author of this "news" item will complete it when they have have found something more newsworthy to say?
Perhaps the author of this "news" item will complete it when they have have found something more newsworthy to say? Older Sometimes Wiser

1:09pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Ghost of Oscar Deutsch says...

How about employing a proof reader at the Press. Take a look at the headline and spot the mistake!
How about employing a proof reader at the Press. Take a look at the headline and spot the mistake! Ghost of Oscar Deutsch

1:29pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Platform9 says...

I hear she plays the silver spoons very well?
I hear she plays the silver spoons very well? Platform9

4:47pm Fri 30 Nov 12

MouseHouse says...

As she lives the Life of Reilly with her state subsidised lifestyle of absolute luxury no wonder she has time to take this sort of honorary title / role.


Republic Now.
As she lives the Life of Reilly with her state subsidised lifestyle of absolute luxury no wonder she has time to take this sort of honorary title / role. Republic Now. MouseHouse

5:00pm Fri 30 Nov 12

HolgateDave says...

Crikey - what a lot of Humbugs on this site today... So the child of the Duke and Duchess of York wants to help and get involved with a York institution and all you lot want to do is whinge and moan... I think this is great news - well done YMS and well done Princess B!!!
Crikey - what a lot of Humbugs on this site today... So the child of the Duke and Duchess of York wants to help and get involved with a York institution and all you lot want to do is whinge and moan... I think this is great news - well done YMS and well done Princess B!!! HolgateDave

7:58pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Jazzper says...

MouseHouse wrote:
As she lives the Life of Reilly with her state subsidised lifestyle of absolute luxury no wonder she has time to take this sort of honorary title / role.


Republic Now.
Maybe she could help out Hugh Bayley while he's away....does she ride a bike ?
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: As she lives the Life of Reilly with her state subsidised lifestyle of absolute luxury no wonder she has time to take this sort of honorary title / role. Republic Now.[/p][/quote]Maybe she could help out Hugh Bayley while he's away....does she ride a bike ? Jazzper

9:25pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Digeorge says...

"Maybe she could help out Hugh Bayley while he's away....does she ride a bike ?"

If you had seen the article on Princess Beatrice and her cycle ride during the Olympics, she has had major back surgery as a child. If you can ride a bike and raise all that money for charity, then good for her. I bet you wouldn't be able to ride a bike all that way with a Harrington rod stuck up your back. Ruddy painful and congratulations for raising all that money.

Well done.
"Maybe she could help out Hugh Bayley while he's away....does she ride a bike ?" If you had seen the article on Princess Beatrice and her cycle ride during the Olympics, she has had major back surgery as a child. If you can ride a bike and raise all that money for charity, then good for her. I bet you wouldn't be able to ride a bike all that way with a Harrington rod stuck up your back. Ruddy painful and congratulations for raising all that money. Well done. Digeorge

10:49pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Kelly Smunt says...

Digeorge wrote:
"Maybe she could help out Hugh Bayley while he's away....does she ride a bike ?"

If you had seen the article on Princess Beatrice and her cycle ride during the Olympics, she has had major back surgery as a child. If you can ride a bike and raise all that money for charity, then good for her. I bet you wouldn't be able to ride a bike all that way with a Harrington rod stuck up your back. Ruddy painful and congratulations for raising all that money.

Well done.
Having a Harrington rod stuck up your back does sound ruddy painful.

Big chap is he?
[quote][p][bold]Digeorge[/bold] wrote: "Maybe she could help out Hugh Bayley while he's away....does she ride a bike ?" If you had seen the article on Princess Beatrice and her cycle ride during the Olympics, she has had major back surgery as a child. If you can ride a bike and raise all that money for charity, then good for her. I bet you wouldn't be able to ride a bike all that way with a Harrington rod stuck up your back. Ruddy painful and congratulations for raising all that money. Well done.[/p][/quote]Having a Harrington rod stuck up your back does sound ruddy painful. Big chap is he? Kelly Smunt

11:19am Sat 1 Dec 12

Digeorge says...

Kelly:

That surgery is back surgery due to a scoliosis at birth. Sadly your post shows your ignorance.

Most people wouldn't walk very well after that surgical treatment. I have friends who have had the exact same surgery and scarred for life.
Kelly: That surgery is back surgery due to a scoliosis at birth. Sadly your post shows your ignorance. Most people wouldn't walk very well after that surgical treatment. I have friends who have had the exact same surgery and scarred for life. Digeorge

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