Pontefract, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Grandads Maggots

I was a Brownie as a young girl and a very accomplished one too. I had an armful of Badges which had been ever so carefully sewn all the way down the sleeve of my uniform by my Mother. As a Brownie i took part in the Remembrance day service each year. All the Youth organisations took place along with the Colliery bands ...Read full memory

A memory of Pontefract


I have lived in Pontefract for most of my life. I was born in 1958. At the age of 3 to 4 years of age I lived with my parents and two younger sisters in a very large detached house on Southgate. It was directly opposite what is now the Dentists, near Stringers garage. Our house was next to what was I believe was a sweet factory. ...Read full memory

A Very Cold Bottom!! 1973/4

I was born in Pontefract. Christened and Married, as were my parents, in All Saints Church in Pontefract by the Reverand Fawkes, now diseased. I went to Chequerfield infants then Willow park junior school and Pontefract and district Girls High school( the brown knicker school) I would catch a bus into town and then ...Read full memory

A memory of Pontefract