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  • Shakespeare and the Wars of the Roses

    Thank you to everyone who came on our above tour at Sandal Castle today. The weather was great and your feedback was amazing. We are glad that you all enjoyed the tour so much. We hope to see you all at our next event which will be on Sunday 21st July, at 2.00pm in the visitor centre at Pontefract Castle and will be titled, ‘Henry IV and his Connections to Pontefract Castle’. The talk is, as usual, free and tickets can be obtained from the castle itself. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Talks and Tours

    We have now added a complete list, with a brief synopsis, of all the talks and tours that we presently deliver to this website. Just click on the ‘Talks and Tours’ tab on the right hand side of the front page and you will see all of these possible events, listed. If you should wish us to deliver a talk or tour for your group or for you as an individual or family, then please drop us a line via the ‘Contact Us’ button, again on the front page of the website and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

  • War of the Roses – A Yorkist Civil War 14/4/24

    Thanks to everyone who came to our talk today at Pontefract Castle – it was great to see so many people there. Again, thanks to everyone for the positive feedback and we hope to see many of you again on Sunday 21st July, at 2.00pm in the Visitor Centre at Pontefract Castle, when we will be delivering our next talk on’Henry IV and his Connections to Pontefract Castle’. In the meantime, we hope you can join us on Saturday 18th May at Sandal Castle at 11.00am, when as part of the Wordfest Festival we will be delivering a tour and talk on ‘Shakespeare and the War of the Roses’, paying particular attention to the Battle of Wakefield and it’s various theories. Please book via Pontefract Castle for either of these events.

  • Sherburn Local History Society

    Thanks to all at Sherburn Local History Society for both their kind invitation to give a talk on the history of Pontefract Castle last night, and for their very positive feedback. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and we hope everyone had an enjoyable evening. We hope to see you again soon.

  • Netherton Infants and Junior School

    Thanks to the staff and pupils at Netherton Infants and Junior School for inviting Alan and myself into their classrooms this week to deliver local history lessons on the development and key events at Pontefract Castle. It has been a pleasure to spend time with you all and we thank you all for the fantastic welcome and the superb engagement the pupils had with ourselves. We hope to see you again.