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Talk, Wed 24 Jul 2019

Family History

Family History


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,


A special lecture day at Pontefract Castle with talks linked to Family and Local History.

10.15 am – 10.30 am: Registration and Coffee

10.30 am – 10.40 am: Welcome and Housekeeping

10.40 am – 11.15 am: Family and Local History Research – Setting the scene
Jackie Depelle, Family History Tutor, Your Fair Ladies

11.15 am – 12.30 pm: Stitching Up the Family – Embroidered wall hangings
Sue Clifton, Recording Social & Family History for prosperity

12.30 pm – 1.15 pm: Lunch Break

1.15 pm – 2.45 pm: An Elizabethan Wardrobe Revealed
Maureen Taylor, Speaker and Presenter, Talking History

2.45 pm – 3.00 pm: Break

3.00 pm – 3.45 pm: Elizabeth Moxon – Pioneering culinary writer
Helga Fox and Helen Wilby

3.45 pm – 4.00 pm: Conclusion and close

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 24 Jul 2019 10:30 to 16:00


Booking essential
£10 (includes refreshments, but please bring your own lunch)



See location of Pontefract Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 460222  Lat: 53.69421 Long: -1.30481

By Road:
M62 jct32
Continue onto Park Road (A639)
Turn left onto Southgate (A645)

For car parking:
Turn left onto North Baileygate. Car park located off Beech Hill. WF8 2JF

Disabled car-parking spaces are available at the Castle gates (approach via Spink Lane or Micklegate).

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Monkhill/Baghill Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Walk from Pontefract town centre via Horsefair, Micklegate and Castle Chain.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Pontefract, Monkhill station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome