Category Archives: Latest news

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 […]

Townscape Heritage Initiative

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 […]

Rogerthorpe Manor receives blue plaque

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 […]