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Visit to Selby

Around a dozen members of Pontefract Civic Society went to Selby on Saturday 30 July, 2011, and were treated to a guided tour of Selby Abbey, and a guided walk of Selby’s past commercial heritage from railways to the River Ouse. About 3 hours was spent around the town on a pleasant sunny afternoon, which […]

Blackmoor Head and Pomfret Gallery become Corporate Members

Blackmoor Head Landlord, Craig Webster, attended the Pontefract Friary Action Group meeting recently and spoke with great concern about both the heritage and regeneration of Pontefract. He’s worked extremely hard to gain a significant proportion of signatures for the action group’s petitition which will be drawing to close on 31 July. Welcome Craig. Chris Pennock […]

Blue Plaque Guide

Don’t forget that Pontefract Civic Society’s Blue Plaque Guide, launched Spring 2011, is available from Pontefract Library, Pontefract Museum & Pontefract Castle priced just 40p. This isn’t designed as one specific trail as it depends how much time you have to get around the Market Place Conservation Area, where most of the plaques can found, […]

Public meeting a success and your chance to help!

Over 90 people attended a packed Central Methodist Church on Tues evening to hear expert observations on the current demolition of Pontefract General Infirmary, the abandonment of the Dispensary, and the continued closure of the Hermitage after two years of flooding with no solutions from the Hospital Trust. During almost an hour of “Question Time”, it […]