Beyond the Façade – Past Retail and Social Gillygate

Pontefract Precinct

Free event Family friendly

Date

Now - Sun 19 Sep 2021

Time

14:30 - 15:45

Venue

Pontefract Precinct

A meander along Gillygate highlighting its rich past, and a visit to the time capsule that is Holmes the Printers.


Join Pontefract Civic Society on this walk and find out about Gillygate's past. Find out where Pontefract first postmaster lived; the voters that had to walk the gang-plank; the Theatre; the 400 year old house; the pub where the back became its front entrance, the widening of the street which enabled the building of the printers and the explosion that brought it tumbling down. You have a unique opportunity to view the no longer used premises of the Holmes printing dynasty.


Access: The 'walk' will be part external and part internal. Unfortunately, because of the conditions and layout of the building, it does not have wheelchair access. As the building is across several levels, there are a number of steps (well worn), these may be difficult to negotiate. Sturdy footwear is advised and conditions may be dusty/dirty.


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Meet at the top of Gillygate, outside the Printers Draft, 10 minutes prior to the walk commencement time.

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Venue Details

Find us at

Town Centre Precinct, Pontefract, WF8 1BD

Access Facilities

Wheelchair Accessible