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50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we will be hosting an afternoon tea at Farmer Copleys on 11th July at 2:30pm. The afternoon will include live accoustic music from ‘In Peru’, flower arranging with Michelle’s Flowers and our 50th Anniversary cake cut. Selection of Handmade Finger Sandwiches Wedge of Copleys Rarebit Bakers Homemade Scone […]

Pupils’ civic care for Pontefract and the planet

As Pontefract Civic Society turned 50 in May, we brought back a tried and trusted activity for school pupils who care about their town and the environment, and their artwork did not disappoint us. Dozens of anti-litter posters were created during May and June at Carleton Park School and St. Giles C of E Academy, […]

Civic Society 50th and all that jazz

As Pontefract Civic Society turned 50 in May, over 100 members and guests attended a celebration concert at Pontefract Town Hall with Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra. The musicians delivered a great selection of big band, swing and jazz classics, including three vocal numbers, and the Assembly Rooms were especially decorated to mark 50 years of […]

Talk: “The History of Methodism in Pontefract” by Mollie Garbett

Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 11th June at 7pm in Pontefract Town Hall (Nelson Room). The talk, entitled “The History of Methodism in Pontefract: From John Wesley to the Present Day”, will be given by Mollie Garbett. John Wesley first arrived in Pontefract on March 18th 1746; this fascinating local history talk describes the history of Methodism in […]

Paul Cartwright in Conversation with Allan R Blaza – 50 Years of Civic Pride in Pontefract

Our next event will he held on Tuesday 14th May at 7pm in the Nelson Room at Pontefract Town Hall. As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, and in converstaion with Paul Cartwright, Allan Blaza recalls the formation of Pontefract Civic Society in 1969. As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, and in converstaion with Paul Cartwright, […]

Golden Jubilee Celebration – Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, Pontefract Civic Society will be hosting a Golden Jubilee Celebration event on Friday 24th May in Pontefract Town Hall. You and your guests are invited to join us for a night of swing with Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra as we celebrate 50 years of civic service. This band […]

Talk: “The Kingdom of Alms: A History of the Almshouses of Pontefract” by Eric Jackson

Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 9th April at 7pm in Pontefract Town Hall(Nelson Room). The talk, entitled “The Kingdom of Alms: A History of the Almshouses of Pontefract”, will be given by Eric Jackson. This facinating talk covers the establishment of Almshouses post-conquest; first as religious institutions and then post reformation as an expression of  philanthropy, both locally […]

Talk: “What’s in a Name?” by Anthony Poulton-Smith

Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm in Pontefract Town Hall (Nelson Room). The talk, entitled “What’s in a Name?”, will be given by Anthony Poulton-Smith and will explain the origin of place names in the United Kingdom. Admission is £2 for members and £4 for non-members, payable on the door, and […]

Talk: “Hidden Pontefract” by David Wilcox

Our first talk of 2019 will be held on Tuesday 8th January at 7pm in Pontefract Town Hall (Nelson Room). The talk, entitled “Hidden Pontefract”, will be given by David Wilcox and will shed light on some of the lesser seen parts of Pontefract. Admission is £2 for members and £4 for non-members, payable on the […]