In June 2013, Wakefield Council issued a document called ‘Retail & Town Centre Local Plan – Early Engagement Document”. It contained 17 questions. The answers were expected to help in preparing a Local Plan covering all the Town Centres within the District. Please read our report here in the Pride in our Town section, as […]
On Tuesday 15 Oct, our evening at Carleton Grange will start at 7pm prompt with a talk from Castleford Heritage Trust’s Alison Drake. This will be followed by a Members Meeting to discuss current concerns for Pontefract and the Five Towns area.
Fri 13, Sat 14 and Sun 15 September, 2013 Our programme has been heavily supported by WMDC’s John Lambe (Pontefract Townscape Heritage Initiative Officer), and we thank John for his considerable time, interest and creativity in coordinating those elements of Heritage Open Days 2013, which will bring Pontefract’s rich and vibrant history to life through […]
The Executive is pleased to announce the re-launch and extension of a group now to be known as the Publicity, Events & Administration Committee chaired by Allan R Blaza, with Mollie Garbett as Secretary and members Kath Evans, Colin White and Paul Cartwright. The Conservation, Environment & Planning Committee chaired by Peter Taylor has been […]
Our Membership Fee is £12, and for Corporates it’s £40 (Bronze) and £75 (Silver). Please come and join us if you have pride in Pontefract! Member Benefits Membership window sticker ‘Pride in Pontefract’ Newsletter – around 6 issues per year New member noted in our next Newsletter Email bulletins from the Yorkshire & Humber Region, […]
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the speakers planned for our Nov Talk are not able to attend. We hope to bring to you the Paralympics Talk in early 2013. We have however, been able to secure the services of Eric Houlder, on Tues 27 Nov (note date change) who will speak on:- THE DISCOVERY […]
Talk at the Grange, Tues 16 Oct, 7:15 pm. Speaker: Mollie Garbett John Wesley first arrived in Pontefract on March 18th 1746; this talk describes the history of Methodism in the town from then to the present day.
THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER Narrowbeck House Farm, Knottingley Road Built in 1810, Narrowbeck House Farm was the first liquorice farm in Pontefract, built specifically for that purpose. Come and hear the family descendent and liquorice expert, Tom Dixon gives tours at 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm and 1:15pm. FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER Pontefract Barracks, Wakefield Road Built in 1890’s, […]