Category Archives: Events

Talk: “What’s in a Name?” by Anthony Poulton-Smith

Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm in Pontefract Town Hall (Nelson Room). The talk, entitled “What’s in a Name?”, will be given by Anthony Poulton-Smith and will explain the origin of place names in the United Kingdom. Admission is £2 for members and £4 for non-members, payable on the door, and […]

Talk: “Hidden Pontefract” by David Wilcox

Our first talk of 2019 will be held on Tuesday 8th January at 7pm in Pontefract Town Hall (Nelson Room). The talk, entitled “Hidden Pontefract”, will be given by David Wilcox and will shed light on some of the lesser seen parts of Pontefract. Admission is £2 for members and £4 for non-members, payable on the […]

Talk: “Recording Disappearing Pontefract”

Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 13th November, 7:00pm in the Small Ballroom at The Grange, Carleton Community Centre. Entitled “Recording Disappearing Pontefract”, this illustrated local history talk is presented by Eric Houlder. Admission: £2 for members, £4 for non members – payable on the door. Refreshments included.  

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 […]

Talk: “Transports of Delight – the Orient Express and other stories about trains”

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 […]

Talk: “Jesse Hartley of Pontefract”

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 […]

Talk: Kings, Lords & Hermits

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 […]