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. […]
The town centre, Friarwood Valley Gardens and Pontefract Castle will be buzzing! Not least that Yorkshire Day this year falls on a Saturday, it’s market day, and this year’s event will be bigger and better than before thanks to a number of organisations working together. Apologies if we miss anyone out, but this event has […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pontefract Civic Society is asking for your help to find out what people feel are the real issues facing the town and what they would like to see done to make Pontefract a better place to live, work and enjoy. We are asking residents and businesses to respond to two questions: 1. What do you […]
Northern Relief Road from M62 junction 32/Park Road to Monkhill is now open. Initial work has commenced on Town End junction (A645/A639). Monkhill Station infrastructure improvements underway. Demolition commenced of the rear additions to the Dispensary. Friarwood Valley Gardens children’s playground starting.
Central Methodist Church, off Newgate, Pontefract, WF8 1NB. Evening event on Tues 17 March, 2015 Registration from 7pm. Design Awards will commence at 7:15pm prompt, and light refreshments will be served afterwards. AGM 8:15pm. Close 9pm.
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 […]
On behalf of the Executive, I would like wish all members, stakeholders and friends a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. 2014 has been good for both the Society and Pontefract, where we’ve seen an increase in membership, Townscape Heritage Initiative projects being delivered with other property owners outside of the scheme also improving […]