Pontefract, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Pontefract ..Then

I remember going on the bus from Normanton with my Mum and Dad to Pontefract park ... and rowing around the lake ...Come in number 7 ... sometimes Dad and I would walk over the fields ..up Loscoe lane to Featherstone and on to Pontefract racecourse where we would sit on the hill and watch the races ..... later I went to the ...Read full memory

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 adopted by the Scorgie Family in 1949, & from the age of six I grew up in Cromwell Crescent up ...Read full memory

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 .