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Pontefract Local History Index

PONTEFRACT
Origins, History and Development

Relating the origins, history and development of the West Yorkshire market town of Pontefract in a collection of articles and reference works submitted by visitors to our website and from studies compiled by local historians and enthusiasts and which are reproduced here with their permission.

INDEX TO ARTICLES


John Poulson and Pontefract Town Centre - Dave Barry
Disaster at Darrington 18th September 1943 - Brian Lunn
A Lark Rising - David Loynes
Pontefract King's School Song - Peter Cookson
Pontefract King's School Song - Words by Frank Forrest
Destruction at Darrington September 1943 - Unknown author
Pontefract King's School Magazine 1922
Willow Park Dog Track - Terry Spencer
A Fine Building - Municipal Offices - Pontefract Advertiser 6 August 1932
Floods In Pontefract 1932 - Pontefract Advertiser 28th May 1932
The New King's School, Pontefract - Opening Ceremony - Pontefract Advertiser 16th July 1932
The New King's School, Pontefract - Summary of History - Pontefract Advertiser 16th July 1932
Monkhill Boys Lost in Sand Quarries - Pontefract Advertiser 12th May 1923
Big Fire in Pontefract - 26th May 1923
Destructive Conflagration in Pontefract - 6th November 1920
Pontefract Garage Completely Gutted - Pontefract Advertiser, 22nd September 1923
Unveiling of Pontefract War Memorial - Pontefract Advertiser, 29th September 1923
Pontefract Colleries Football Club - Rod Naylor
Darrington Hotel - Origin and Early History - Terry Spencer
Tribute to the Life of Artist David Gluck - From material submitted by his cousin, Valerie Heaps
When Charles the First Was King - Roger Ellis
Mayors of Pontefract 1884-1973 - John O.E. Holmes
Pontefract Mayors Electoral System - John O.E. Holmes
The Dead Man's Penny - David T. Loynes
In Memory of Matthew George Killingbeck - Mrs Audrey Milner
Pontefract Sessions House
- Eric Jackson
The Vulcan Club: RAFA Pontefract Branch
- Mr. H.B. Robinson & Mr. D.G. Clee
Private Arthur Houlder 30980
- David T. Loynes
A Very Gallant Gentleman: Captain Percy Bentley M.C.
- Terry Spencer
The Barnbow Lasses
- Eric Jackson
Normanton, Castleford and Pontefract Tramways
- Peter Cookson
From Boys to Men in First Aid Skills - John Hargrave (Pontefract & Castleford Express)
Reports from Pontefract Courts - Eric Jackson
A Pontefract Battalion - Eric Jackson
The Names of the Fallen in the Great War - Eric Jackson
Carleton Community Centre - Realising a High Ambition - M Haigh
The Bombing of Pontefract 1942 - Frank H.W. Holmes
The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract Part Four - Oliver Walker
Pontefract's Forgotten Man, T. J Sides - Part One - Terry Spencer
Pontefract's Forgotten Man, T. J Sides - Part Two - Terry Spencer
The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract Part Three - Oliver Walker
Pontefract Castle Described by Richard Holmes
The Night the Zeppelins Bombed Pontefract - Ted Brook
Pontefract Cinema's and Theatre - Norman Blackburn
Bradburn's Ice Cream Business - Stan Briggs
The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract Part Two - Oliver Walker
Pontefract Mill Hill Sand Tunnels - John Holmes
The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract Part One - Oliver Walker
A Famous Death in the Town Hall
Gilbert Gingell Awarded B.E.M. 1943 - Maurice Haigh
Pontefract Brochure for the 500th Mayoral Year in 1970
Milestone Memories - Eric Houlder
Priming the Town Pump - Terry Spencer
Pontefract Elections - John O.E. Holmes
Pontefract and its Manors Page Three - The New Hall - John O.E. Holmes
Pontefract and its Manors Page Two - John O.E. Holmes
Pontefract and its Manors Page One - John O.E. Holmes
Hope and Anchor Inn, Pontefract - Terry Spencer
Pontefract Carnegie Free Library 
Pontefract Castle described in 1832
Origins and History of Pontefract Buttercross
Search for the Broken Bridge - Eric Houlder
Domesday Pontefract - Eric Houlder


 

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