This Day in History: 2015-08-25

On 25th August 2015, Wakefield Council announced that work on the £3.5 million ‘Key to the North’ project would start at Pontefract Castle in September. The work would include carrying out conservation work to the monument to take the castle off Historic England’s ‘At Risk’ register. The work also restored and extended the Arts and Crafts Barn to improve learning facilities. A shop, exhibition space and Cafe was also provided. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (£3.04 million) and Historic England, Wakefield Council, The Wolfson Foundation and the charity EPaC