Pontefract, Yorkshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Pontefract, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Pontefract

Historic Maps of Pontefract and the local area.

Born in December 1957 my maiden name was Kemp I must have started in Mrs Padgets class St Joseph's circa 1962. i remember the alphabet in pictures around the wall A is for apple B is for ball, C is for cat & D is for dog etc…I can still work my way through the images for every letter. There was also (...Read full memory)

I claimed the walls in this picture in 1955 I was 10 years old two of us did it myself and best friend Goef Eastwood now deceased, sorry to say, we claimed it so far and we was so scared , we could not turn back so we had to go on and finish the climb, I still shake when I think what we did, great days, we went on to climb many (...Read full memory)