Pontefract, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 cousin Beverley is now landlady of the pub, her mom, Joan was the first barmaid there when it opened. ...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

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