Monday 24 Oct, 2011 Pontefract Civic Society Talk with Guest Speaker – John Thorp MBE, City Architect for Leeds
Broken Bridge Talk Eric Houlder will be our guest speaker on Tues 20 September, 7.15pm at Carleton Grange. Admission: £2 Society Members and £2.50 Non-members with tea and biscuits afterwards.
Glittering Viking Treasure Comes to Harrogate’s Mercer Art Gallery 10 September 2011 – 15 January 2012 The discovery of the Vale of York Viking Hoard is one of the most exciting archaeological stories of recent times. It was found in January 2007 by David and Andrew Whelan in a field in the Vale of York, […]
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. […]