Pontefract’s Chequered History by Roger Ellis


Thistle new book by Roger Ellis surveys events and the development within the boundaries of the township of Pontefract.

This includes the early history of the Chequer Fields, through to the English Civil War and then the ‘garden suburb’. Other gems covered are the Black Monks, the Black Death, Pontefract’s Isolation (Fever) Hospital, Baghill, the Waterloo Monument, and liquorice growers.

A must read for anyone interested in the history of this prominent Yorkshire market town.

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