On Tues afternoon, 8th July, 2014, members who have pre-booked places will see the King Richard III Stakes run at Pontefract Racecourse and the trophy will be presented by screenwriter and author, Philippa Langley.

On Tues evening at 7pm, Philippa will be giving a talk at St Giles Church. Come and join us for a glass of wine before the talk, which will commence at 7:30pm prompt. After the talk, a book signing will take place. Tickets are available from Pontefract Museum, though they can also be purchased on the door, if places allow (first come first served up to a maximum of 210 places).

On Sunday, Pontefract town centre and the Valley Gardens play host to the 2014 Pontefract Liquorice Festival. Although the Society isn’t directly organising a specific element of the day, members will be involved in a number of ways.