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Pontefract and its name

Pontefract and its name

from the "Pontefract Advertiser" with additions and alterations.

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Published by Richard Holmes, "Advertiser" Office in Pontefract .
Written in English


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ContributionsPontefract Advertiser.
The Physical Object
Pagination55p. ;
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22112920M

  30 East Drive in Yorkshire’s terrifying Black Monk of Pontefract poltergeist was anything but a hoax, says RICK HALE. Throughout history there have been several cases where an unsuspecting family was forced to endure the terrifying activity of a poltergeist.. Many in the field of psychical research consider the Enfield poltergeist to be the case by which all others are : Rick Hale. Find Book Shops near Pontefract, get reviews, directions, opening hours and payment details. Search for Book Shops and other retailers near you, and submit a review on

Pontefract definition: an industrial town in N England, in Wakefield unitary authority, West Yorkshire: castle | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. Things to Do in Pontefract, England: See Tripadvisor's 1, traveller reviews and photos of Pontefract tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in May. We have reviews of the best places to see in Pontefract. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

The Pilgrims based their negotiating position on the original five articles given to Norfolk on 27 October and produced the twenty-four Pontefract Articles on 4 December. Of these, ten are undoubtedly exclusively religious grievances and are discussed in detail in Insurrection: Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell and the Pilgrimage of Grace. If you are in the town, do pop into the museum. It is quite small but offers a range of local information and history. When we visited there was an exhibition of satirical prints (Georgian and others). Nevertheless, the crowning glory is the painting of Pontefract Castle in its /5(54).


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The Tudor historian, John Leland, claims that it was the name of a place in Normandy that belonged to the de Lacy family. But it seems certain that Pontefract takes its name from the Latin pontus fractus meaning broken bridge and was also known as.

“When an object materialises out of thin air before your very eyes - you write a book.” In the late sixties, 30 East Drive, Pontefract, became home to one of the most infamous poltergeist casesthe world has ever seen/5(19). Pontefract's new book is grand, audacious and sweeping in its urgency for identifying the sweet spot of our purpose on this planet.

Its full of historical figures, contemporary examples and case studies, and useful models to apply the ideas/5(16). Pontefract: its name, its lords, and its castle. A concise history by Richard Holmes. Full text of " Pontefract: its name, its lords, and its castle.

A concise history " See other formats This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.

Writing in the late s, Shakespeare used Pontefract Castle (at his time, Pomfret Castle) as a setting in two of his history plays, Richard II and Richard III. In Richard II, the King is. Early Origins of the Pontefract family. The surname Pontefract was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Pontefract, a borough, markettown, and parish, in.

Pontefract is a market town in the West Riding of Yorkshire with a population of 28, people. It is famous for its castle, confectionary industry, coal mining and horse racing. Pontefract Castle was once one of the biggest and most feared fortifications in Yorkshire.

It was destroyed after the Civil War, much to the joy of the local population and lay derelict for many years, used only by Author: Jonathan Rudd. Cookbook: Pontefract cake Pontefract cakes (also known as Pomfret cakes and Pomfrey cakes) are a type of small, roughly circular black sweet measuring approximately 3/4" (2 cm) wide and 1/5" (4mm) thick, made of liquorice, originally manufactured in the Yorkshire town of Pontefract, England.

1 Name Main ingredients: Liquorice. Modern day Pontefract can be traced back to the Saxon times and featured in the Domesday Book, albeit as two separate villages. The two areas slowly merged and became known as Pontefract, or Pomfret, around the 12th century. The name Pontefract is taken from the Latin Pons – meaning bridge, and Fractus – meaning broken.

This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to.

The film takes as its influence Colin Wilson’s book Poltergeist!: A Study in Destructive Haunting, which documents the alleged poltergeist activity experienced by the Pritchard family at 30 East Drive, Pontefract, West Yorkshire between and Pontefract is a town in West Yorkshire, is part of the City of has ab people.

It is famous for its Liquorice flavoured Pontefract cakes. Other websites. This town is of great antiquity, and of considerable historical importance. Its origin and the etymology of its name are alike unknown. The legends of ancient historians and the conjectures of those of later date are equally unworthy of notice.

According to Camden its name was changed to Pontefract. The first 'free' public library in Pontefract was built with money donated by the famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The Art Nouveau building was officially opened on 21 September The current library was opened in The old Carnegie library later became Pontefract Museum.

See the downloads section for a brief history of Pontefract. Page - Fill high the sparkling bowl, The rich repast prepare, Reft of a crown, he yet may share the feast: Close by the regal chair Fell thirst and famine scowl A baleful smile upon their baffled guest.

Heard ye the din of battle bray, Lance to lance, and horse to horse. Long years of havoc urge their destined course, And thro' the kindred squadrons mow their way.

Now, covered by Pontefract General Infirmary and 50 feet below Southgate, it can only be reached down a steep spiral staircase and access has to be restricted. Tin helmets will be provided. According to Shakespeare the Hermitage was the home of one Peter of Pomfret.

Eric says: "We had a number of hermits in Pontefract. If Culture Comes First, Performance Will Follow. I am the founder and CEO of The Pontefract thinking and becoming more humane.

I am the author of three best-selling books. "Pontefract" originates from the Latin for "broken bridge", formed of the elements pons ('bridge') and fractus ('broken'). Pontefract was not recorded in the Domesday Book, but was noted as Pontefracto infour years after the Domesday survey.

[2] There is a theory that the bridge alluded to was one which crossed Wash Dike, a small stream on the north-eastern edge of Pontefract, running Metropolitan borough: City of Wakefield.

Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, United Kingdom. 16K likes. Great Racecourse, adjoining the M62 with 16 fantastic days racing every year including 3 Family Sunday afternoons, 3 entertaining /5(). Dan Pontefract: keynote speaker, leadership strategist, best-selling author founded The Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture.

The three books he authored, OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY, are all /5.Historians believe that, in all probability, it is this historical event which gives the township of Pontefract its modern name. The name "Pontefract" originates from the Latin for "broken bridge", formed of the elements pons ('bridge') and fractus ('broken').

Pontefract was not recorded in the Domesday Book, but it was noted as.Pontefract, historic market town, Wakefield metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, northern England. It lies east of the Pennine foothills, 4 miles (6 km) south of the River Calder above its confluence with the River Aire.

Pontefract grew around a.