A social history walk ending in the sociable environment of The Old Grocers, which has its own history, even underground.

In the Victorian era, Pontefract was a true market town and many of the yards were filled with small manufacturing businesses. Amongst other trades and professions, the town had 6 liquorice boilers / dealers, 8 maltsters, 2 tallow chandlers, 56 butchers and a plethora of pubs (37 pubs and 3 beer-houses) – well it is Pontefract!

Join the Pontefract Civic Society and use your imagination to discover what town centre life was like in the late 19th century, starting and finishing at the Old Grocers, a building with its own unique history

This walk and the one ending at Cartners No. 5 has similar content on the walk, though with a different ending! Call in have a drink before we start or when we get back.

Booking essential.

Organised by Pontefract Civic Society.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday : 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday : 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday : 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sunday : 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Relaxed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

25 Beastfair , Pontefract, WF8 1AL


01977 798350