In celebration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and Pontefract’s involvement in its sealing, Pontefract Civic Society have facilitated the erection of a stone monument as a lasting commemoration for the benefit of the residents and visitors to the town.


A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Bridge Street in Pontefract on Friday 15th July 2016. For those wishing to attend, the ceremony will be commencing at 1:30pm and include honoured guests Michael Sayles Fox, Deputy Lieutenant of the County of West Yorkshire and Denise Jeffery, Deputy Leader of Wakefield Council.