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

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

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

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 .