Category Archives: Heritage Open Days

Discover Pontefract’s Hidden Heritage

Guided tour of the Nelson Room in Pontefract Town Hall.

Over the past two weekends, 16 venues threw open their doors in Pontefract and surrounding villages, to celebrate the 25th anniversary nationally of Heritage Open Days, and it’s the civic society’s 50th anniversary in Pontefract, which took full advantage across the period of the festival between 13th and 15th and 19th to 22nd September, supported […]

Discover Pontefract’s Hidden Heritage

Discover Pontefract Heritage Open Days poster.

This week, Pontefract Civic Society launches this year’s guide to Heritage Open Days, and a leaflet telling the history of Pontefract Town Hall, and on Fri 13th at 9:45am Town Crier courtesy of Pontefract Heritage Group will be making announcements at the Buttercross. 16 venues will be throwing their doors open wide in Pontefract and […]

Hidden Heritage Explored

Last weekend, buildings and places in and around Pontefract threw open their days to welcome visitors from far and wide as part of a free international celebration of Heritage. 13 locations offered a total of 29 opportunities to explore the heritage of Pontefract, Carleton, East Hardwick and Ackworth, and one week earlier Nostell Priory was […]

Discover Pontefract’s Hidden Heritage

On Fri 1 Sept, we launched this year’s guide to Heritage Open Days 4-day festival with host partners, civic society members and the Town Crier courtesy of Pontefract Heritage Group. 12 venues will be throwing their doors open wide in and around Pontefract, between 8thand 16thSeptember, starting with Nostel Priory on 8thSept. Our events in […]

Pontefract’s Heritage Draws in the Crowds

Pontefract’s biggest Heritage Open Days festival drew in over 1,000 visitors to 15 locations between 8 and 11 Sept, which Pontefract Civic Society is very pleased with. The planning now starts for 2017! Our thanks go to the people that made it possible, not simply the visitors, but the property owners, businesses, churches, and local […]