Category Archives: Heritage

Andrew Edwards from BBC Radio Leeds visits Pontefract

Andrew Edwards, Paul Cartwright and Phil Cook at Pontefract Town Hall.

We’re pleased that Andrew Edwards from BBC Radio Leeds recently came to Pontefract for a brief tour of the town hall for his Secret Spaces feature on his weekend breakfast show. The producers only allowed us two 4 minute segments, edited from a longer chat on his visit. His visit was something our Chair, Paul Cartwright had tried […]

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 […]

Blue Plaque Guide refreshed for first time in almost 10 years

Chairman Paul Cartwright and volunteer Jaydn Edwards standing together, holding the new Blue Plaque Guides by the Peter and Fred Asquith plaque.

As Pontefract Civic Society turned 50 in May, we wanted to not only celebrate with our members but to give a number of new or updated things to the town and our many visitors. With that in mind, we’ve been updating our first Blue Plaque Guide, just in time for Pontefract Liquorice Festival. Chair Paul […]