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 […]
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 […]
Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 11th September, 7:00pm in the Small Ballroom at The Grange, Carleton Community Centre. Entitled “Transports of Delight – the Orient Express and other stories about trains”, this illustrated talk is presented by Kevin Trickett. I have been fascinated by trains since I was a child and I know I’m not […]
Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 12th June, 7:00pm in the Nelson Room at Pontefract Town Hall. Entitled “Jesse Hartley of Pontefract”, this illustrated talk is presented by David Jones. Despite having no experience of dock building, Hartley was the first full-time professional dock engineer in the world. He had previously worked for his […]
Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 10th april, 7:00pm at Central Methodist Church, Newgate, Pontefract . Entitled “Kings, Lords and Hermits”, this illustrated talk is presented by David Wilcox and will appeal to anyone with an interest in Pontefract’s local history. Admission: £2 for members, £4 for non members – payable on the […]
Thurs 12th Apr at 6pm Nelson Room, Pontefract Town Hall Businesses, community groups and residents across Yorkshire have been invited to a Tour de Yorkshire roadshow as the region gears up to host this major international cycle race. Pontefract is fortunate to have both the women’s and men’s race on Fri 4th May 2018, during […]
Our first talk of 2018 will be held on Tuesday 9th January, 7:00pm at Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract. In this talk, which accompanies his latest publication, Roger Ellis surveys events and the development within the boundaries of the township of Pontefract. This includes the early history of the Chequer Fields, through to the […]
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest heritage festival, taking place Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 September.
Join us in Pontefract and explore the multitude of familiar and hidden places on your doorstep, completely free of charge!
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 […]
Heritage Open Days, England’s largest annual heritage festival, will be taking place in Pontefract from 8-11 September. We have an exciting program this year which spans 15 separate venues and events, all of which are completely free to explore!