A social history walk to and from the sociable environment of Cartners No. 5, a place which has its own interesting history.

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 Cartners.

This walk and the one ending at The Old Grocers has similar content on the walk, though with a different ending! Drop in or a drink or after the walk.

Booking is essential.

Organised by Pontefract Civic Society.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : Closed

Thursday : Closed

Friday : 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Saturday : 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Sunday : 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

5 Shoemarket, Pontefract, WF8 1AT