Come along to this free drop-in Castleford Heritage Community Showcase event to see displays, talks and have inspiring conversations where your questions and ideas about how to protect and celebrate heritage can be discussed with local heritage groups.

Hear Friends of Castleford Library talk about the creation of their Castleford Industrial Heritage textile artwork which is on display in the Library.

Age UK Wakefield District will be sharing their Stories from Castleford oral histories project which captures local people’s memories about what it was like to grow up, play, work, and socialise in the area.

Castleford Civic Society are showcasing their blue and red plaque restoration and digitisation project.

Empath Action CIC will be presenting research on the pageants and plays of progressive headmaster Toddy Dawes, a past Headmaster at Castleford Secondary School (now Castleford Academy).

Castleford Heritage Trust, who manage the historic Queen’s Mill, will be sharing exciting hidden architectural findings from the Mill’s current refurbishment.

Staff from Wakefield Museums & Castles and Local Studies will also be on hand to discuss their sites, collections, and answer any questions you might have about their services, volunteering and more!

There will be an engaging series of short talks between 1pm to 2pm.

This event is part of a series of 4 events taking part in libraries during WordFest. These events are part of Our Heritage, Our Stories, a 2-year project made possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at heritage@wakefield.gov.uk

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : Closed

Thursday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1BB