Darrell Buttery, Past President of York Civic Trust receives MBE

Darrrell Buttery, from York ,who has been made a MBE in the New Years Honours List Picture Frank Dwyer
Darrrell Buttery, from York ,who has been made a MBE in the New Years Honours List (Photo: The Press)

We are all delighted that Darrell Buttery has been honoured with the award of an MBE for services to heritage in York.

Darrell is a past Chairman, our immediate past President and is an active Life member of York Civic Trust, annually hosting events to raise funds for the Trust and York Minster Fund.  Members will know him well from his regular tours of the churches of York.

Darrell’s love of York is evident in his support of local organisations; a governor and curator of pictures of the company of Merchant Adventurers, chair for several years of the York Georgian Society.  He has been a member of the City’s Conservation Advisory Panel for about 16 years.

He has written several publications, including The Vanished Buildings of York (1984) and Pictures of York Minster (2007) and has kept a York diary for more than 40 years, creating a unique urban record currently held in the Borthwick Archives.

2 comments

  1. Dear Mr. Buttery
    You kindly took the YAYAS group around Pocklington School, unfortunately nobody took notes and Rosemary Suttill has the job of writing up the excursions for our AGM. I was wondering if you had a few notes you could let her have to report on our trip. I can give an outline but I cannot remember the names of the people you mentioned and we need to get the facts reported correctly. We would be most grateful if you could help. Thankyou.
    Kind regards
    Tonita Day
    YAYAS membership Secretary.

  2. Please could you forward this message to Mr Buttery?
    Many thanks

    Dear Darrell Buttery,

    I am writing to request a favour.

    You may remember visiting Thirsk Hall where you were responsible for recognising an early sideboard by its brass handle as a Richard Gillow piece. Since then, Susan Stuart has identified several other pieces as being by Gillow, and included them in her definitive Gillow book.

    Earlier this year I was approached by Tina Graham of the Georgian Group with a plan to visit Thirsk Hall and Duncombe Park on Wednesday 17th October and I agreed. I now find I have to be away on that date and do not want to let down the Group. Would you consider taking my place? If not, could you suggest anyone else?
    It’s a huge favour I ask, but it would be a shame for the Group to have to make different arrangements due to my absence.
    With best wishes,
    John Bell

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