South Riding

In the image, and in front of you, is County Hall. Now home to East Riding of Yorkshire Council , the building formed the inspiration for the fictitious ‘South Riding County Hall, Flinton Bridge’ in Winifred Holtby’s novel South Riding, published posthumously in 1936.  Holtby (born 23rd June 1898) had sadly died of Brights disease on 29th September 1935, months after her 37th

Her mother had served here as the first alderwoman at East Riding County Council, hence the inspiration.