Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Pontefract, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.
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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)
I was a Brownie as a young girl and a very accomplished one too. I had an armful of Badges which had been ever so carefully sewn all the way down the sleeve of my uniform by my Mother. As a Brownie i took part in the Remembrance day service each year. All the Youth organisations took place along with the Colliery (...Read full memory)