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Heritage Open Day, Sun 22 Sep 2019

Friarwood Valley Gardens

Friarwood Valley Gardens


Pontefract Civic Society


Friarwood Valley Gardens,
West Yorkshire,

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Sun 22 Sep Heritage Open Day


Visit the largest permanent pinhole camera in the world!

Visit the Valley Gardens with newly planted Rose Gardens and new children's playground and outdoor stage. The Valley Gardens is a public park and open all day.

Friarwood Valley Gardens is a Grade 2 historic park: on the site of a medieval Dominican Friary and liquorice cultivation and became a public park in 1950.

The former aviary building in Valley Gardens has been around since at least 1840 and was built in the Georgian period. Former uses of the aviary include it reputedly being used as a male card school retreat and as a packing shed for the on site market gardens.

The former aviary has been renovated and converted into a giant Pinhole camera - go inside and experience the wonder of light!

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Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 22 Sep 2019 10:00 to 16:00

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Map reference: SE 456216  Lat: 53.68890 Long: -1.31097

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


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  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access