Our first talk of 2018 will be held on Tuesday 9th January, 7:00pm at Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract.

In this talk, which accompanies his latest publication, 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.

Roger’s book of the same name, is also available to purchase online.

Admission: £2 for members, £4 for non members – payable on the door. Refreshments included.

Carleton Community Centre
Carleton Road

One thought on “Talk: Pontefract’s Chequered History

  1. Dean Moy says:

    Will there ever be an improved Train Service between Sheffield to York Via Pontefract Baghill, the present Service is a Joke.

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