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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Latest Events
Upcoming local history events in the Pocklington area.

Pocklington History Group
Wednesday, 17th January 2018

An update on the Burnby Lane dig

Paula Ware lead archaeologist on the Burnby Lane Iron Age Cemetery site will give an update on the ongoing research into the extensive finds on the site. Also she will give detail on the exciting news of the discovery of a chariot and two horses buried in a grave there.

This talk is a joint venture between Pocklington Arts Society and Pocklington and District Local History Group.

The Arts Centre at 7.30pm Admission price £4.00. Contact Phil Gilbank (History Group) or Hilary Saynor (Arts Society) for more information and advance tickets
--------- on sale now!.

 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Short Talks

Provisional Programme (subject to change):

1. The 100th Anniversary of the Suffragettes - Jo Green & Jane Henley
2. Was the site of the Battle of Brunanburh at Nunburnholme? - Grahame Hicks
3. Black Death in Yorkshire - Dr. R. Kinsey Dart


The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2

 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 22nd March 2018

The Zeppelin Raids over York

In May and September 1916 Zeppelin raids dropped bombs over York and Barmby Moor. Dick Hunter of Clements Hall Local History Group will talk on this fascinating subject and includes a 15 minute Video film that the group commissioned to be created on the subject.

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 19th April 2018

The AGM and an evening of entertainment

"The Spaniards from Pocklington who liberated Paris" - Phil Gilbank

Also,

A review of the year with photos and stories discovered this past year by Andrew Sefton.

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is free.

 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 17th May 2018

Prehistoric North Duffield - Glimpses of the past by Brian Elsey

How a small community group gained Heritage Lottery Funding to investigate its historic landscape driving the evidence for settlement in North Duffield back from 1086AD to 2545BC (+ or – 28 years). What they did to convince HLF of their ability to deliver and their determination to succeed. They offered value-for-money, achieved everything they set out to achieve, delivered everything on time and under budget. In the process they created an education pack based on the Iron Age, built a reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse which is still used for primary school education purposes, held two test pit surveys to establish the origins of the village, a Celtic Festival on the village green, a conference with the top Iron Age experts for East Yorkshire giving papers, wrote a book, and excavated a significant Iron Age roundhouse that exceeded their wildest dreams Brian has been the director of the North Duffield project since the first ideas were established. Brian provides an enthusiastic and practical approach to how other groups might approach similar projects.

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 21st June 2018

A Canal Heritage Tour of Pocklington by Phil Gilbank

Phil Gilbank will lead a walk around Pocklington starting at All Saints Church which contains many memorials to major Canal individuals, then a walk around Pocklington to include George Street, Chapmangate and Market Street to take in a number of houses that key canal figures lived in and finish at the Arts Centre to view an exhibition created by the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society. The tour is organised as a collaboration between the Pocklington and District Local History Group, The Pocklington Canal Amenity Society and Lizzie Dealey of the Canal River Trust.

All Saints Church Pocklington at 7.00pm. There may or may not be a small fee but this will be announced later.

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 20th Sept. 2018

A WW1 topic to be announced

For the centenary of the ending of World War One Pocklington Church are holding a large Flower Festival in All Saints Church. More details to be announced later. In conjunction with the Flower Festival we will be having a keynote lecture on a topic to do with the war and this area.

Venue to be announced .

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 18th Oct. 2018

A Workshop on the history of Woldgate College - By Jane Henley

For the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Woldgate School, Jane Henley will lead a workshop on the remembrance and everyone is invited to attend and bring a piece of Memorabilia or Photograph or relate a story from their memory.

Venue to be announced .

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 15th Nov. 2018

The Martinmass hirings - Speaker to be announced

Details to be announced .

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 17th Jan. 2019

Short Talks - Speakers to be announced

Details to be announced .

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 15th Feb. 2019

Catherine Stewart - Speaker to be confirmed

Details to be announced .

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 15th Mar. 2019

An Archeology Topic - Speaker to be confirmed

Details to be announced .

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 18th Apr. 2019

AGM + Speaker + Review of the Year

Details to be announced .

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 16th May 2019

History of York Printing - (To be confirmed)

Details to be announced .

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.