Reminder that this event will take place on Mon 22 Aug, 2011, 7:30pm ~ Carleton Grange Matthew Kitson Webster, Chairman, The White Rose Archaeological Society This talk will follow the history of RAF Marston Moor from the arrival of the RAF, the construction of the base and will include a detailed look at the people […]
Pontefract Civic Society has entered into a reciprocal arrangement with the Yorkshire Society, which has now been added to our growing list of Corporate Members. Information on the Yorkshire Society can be found on our partner links page in the Contact Us section of this website. We look forward to a long and productive mutual relationship […]
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 […]
News just in from the dig site from Simon Tomson is that YTV Calendar were on site today, as scheduled, to film the excavation. Therefore we are hopeful that St Richard’s Friary excavation will be featured over the coming weekend on YTVs regional news bulletin Calendar (from Fri 29 July, 2011 onwards).
Preparations commenced this week with support from NHS contractors in clearing the top soil and recent debris. This photograph is from Weds during preparations where bone and pottery fragments were recorded. The official dig commenced yesterday (Thurs 28 July, 2011) with thanks to the volunteers, which will operate fro Tues to Sunday for 10 weeks. […]
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 […]
Jolie Maison in Beastfair, winners of the Society’s Facade of the Year Award 2010, is our most recent Corporate Member (July 2011). Joint proprietors, Jennifer and Yvonne, specialise in providing lovely gifts, homewares and furniture with a distinctive touch of class and now great coffee and home made cakes!!!!
If you’ve been stimulated by BBC2’s History Cold Case tonight, and you want to get involved in a 10 week dig which will commence next week, then contact David Wandless on 01226 342 198. Full details of the project will be announced shortly, which has only been made possible due to the Pontefract Friary Action […]
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, […]
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 […]