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 […]
Wakefield District Councillors and Officers will gather with business and property owners on Saturday 9 July to launch Pontefract’s Townscape Heritage Initiative, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the local authority. Although some grants will be available, property owners will also be expected to contribute, too. In support of the launch, WMDC […]
Pontefract Friary Action Group 2nd public meeting – Tues 12 July, 7-9pm at Central Methodist Church, Newgate, Pontefract. The meeting will provide an update on the the Group’s work and campaign in relation to the remains St. Richard’s Friary, Hermitage and Dispensary. Following input from a number of speakers, there will be an Open Forum, […]
The 400 year old Rogerthorpe Manor, received the first blue plaque inscribed with Pontefract Civic Society’s newly designed logo, based on Pontefract Town Hall. This is the start of a series of new plaques across Pontefract & District to commemorate significant buildings, historical figures, authors and business people, and it is the Society’s intention not to […]