Pontefract, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Paddleing In The Valley Gardens

i was born in pontefract , paradise gardens, when i married at button park i moved away to leicester, when i came to visit my mum , i would take my children to the valley gardens to picnic and paddle in the pool there .

My Childhood Day's Growing Up In Pontefract

Pontefract a place I call home, my early years were spent Carleton Home's, it would be 58 years before I saw my real Mum Minne Martin from Castleford. from off the West wood Est. in Cutsyke. I was ...Read full memory

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 Chequerfield Drive and some still do. My ...Read full memory