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Pontefract, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Pontefract and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Happy Days

I was born in 1962 and remember walking along this street with my mum and my brother in his pram. He was born in 1965. Many a happy memory I have of those days. We lived in Robson Close, Carlton, till we moved to Leeds. Also remembering my grandparents, God bless.

A memory of Pontefract by Karen Morgan

The Show Boat

My Aunt Freda used to run the show boat and when we went to Ponty to visit my dad, Spank Mattocks, I spent a lot of time in there. We live down south, a lot of my family lived up ...Read full memory

Happy Days

My mum and my nanna use to take my brother and me here alot in the mid 60s. We were very young. I was born in 1962 and my brother 1965. Happy days!

A memory of Pontefract by Karen Morgan