Free event Family friendly
Now - Sat 18 Sep 2021
13:00 - 15:45
Narrow Beck House
Visit the oldest liquorice field and plants in Pontefract, where John Betjeman wrote the poem, 'Licorice Fields at Pontefract'.
Hear from Tom Dixon; Pontefract born and bred who was brought up in the liquorice fields of Pontefract. His family (great grandfather, grandfather and uncle) grew liquorice all their lives and Tom recounts tales of his and his family's connection with the plant. It is also your chance to find out the connection between Charlie Chaplin, Jaws (from James Bond's Moonraker) and Pontefract liquorice!
Pontefract Civic Society is a non-political membership based charity.
Part of Heritage Open Days.