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Exhibition, Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec 2018, free entry

The Smiths Single

The Smiths Single


Carlton Street,
WF10 1BB

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec Spend, Spend, Spend
Sat 15 Dec Family Fun
Tue 18 Dec Toddler Tuesdays
Mon 7 Jan Adult Craft Session
Tue 8 Jan Toddler Tuesdays
Tue 15 Jan Toddler Tuesdays


Vivian Nicholson became famous in 1961 when she and her husband, Keith, won £152,300 on the Littlewoods football pools - £3 million in today's money.

Viv is arguably one of the most famous people to come from Castleford. Viv's lucky pools win rocketed her into a whirlwind world of reporters, TV interviews, magazine articles, stage shows, news headlines and glitzy hotels.

This display at Castleford Museum invites visitors to follow the highs and lows of Vivs story and learn about her resilient spirit and determination to live life to the full.

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec 2018 10:00 to 15:00


Free entry



See location of Castleford Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 429257  Lat: 53.72593 Long: -1.35127

By Road:
Follow signs for Carlton Lanes car-parking, Aire Street. From the car park walk through the Old Market Hall to Carlton Street and turn right.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Castleford Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Castleford Bus Station

Castleford Library is on Carlton Street, next to the Old Market Hall and Opposite the entrance to Carloton Lanes Shopping Centre.


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