Author Archives: PCartright

Design Awards & AGM – Tues 16 Feb

Tuesday 16th February, 2016 Small Ballroom, Carleton Grange Community Centre From 7:00pm registration for 7:15pm Official Notification To All Personal and Corporate Members As part of the governing and constitutional requirements of Pontefract Civic Society, may I take this opportunity on behalf of the Executive Trustees to formally invite you to our Annual General Meeting. […]

Finding Pontefract’s Black Friars – Tues 4 Aug

TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST – CARLETON GRANGE – 7:30 PM St Richard’s Dominican Friary in Pontefract was one of 56 Dominican friaries in England by 1300. However, its exact location remained unknown until the demolition of the old A&E department presented the opportunity to locate the missing friary. Simon Tomson, Excavation Field Director for Pontefract and […]

Archbishop Holgate Almshouse – this Thursday, 23 July, 2015

We will be visiting Archbishop Holgate Almshouse just outside Hemsworth this Thursday evening, which should be a worthwhile and interesting event. Pontefract Civic Society recently arranged for a blue plaque to be installed on the building, which was unveiled by the trustees on their Founders Day. We’ll be meeting at the venue between 7pm and […]

Robin Hood: Yorkshireman by Eric Houlder LRPS, MIfL – Tues 3 Feb, 2015, 7:30pm

ROBIN HOOD: YORKSHIREMAN The real Robin Hood came from near Wakefield, was outlawed at Pontefract and died near Brighouse. The evidence in Eric’s superb images backed up with his famous erudite dry wit. Channel Four’s documentary, fronted by Tony Robinson, presented the same facts and featured Eric. Venue: Small Ballroom, Carleton Grange Community Centre, Carleton […]