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The Kingdom of Alms Walk With Eric Jackson – Heritage Open Days

Calendar Icon Sat 09 Sep 2023 - Sat 16 Sep 2023
Clock 13:00 - 11:00
Map Pin Pontefract Bus Station
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About

A one hour circular walk from Pontefract Bus Station, up Horsefair, Finkle Street, down Northgate, North Baileygate, then up The Booths, Castle Chain and Horsefair. The route is easy walking for those able bodied, though due to some narrow footpaths and the latter terrain by the castle, it is unsuitable for those with mobility issues.


‘Alms giving’ is the traditional expression for charitable relief. Pontefract was once known as ‘The Kingdom of Alms’. This was because no fewer than ten almshouses were founded in the town by the end of the 18th century, and many additional endowments were also made in cash and kind.


Almshouses were actually called ‘hospitals’ in medieval times.


Pre-booking required.


Organised by Pontefract Civic Society.


Venue opening hours

Monday : 5:00 am - 11:15 pm

Tuesday : 5:00 am - 11:15 pm

Wednesday : 5:00 am - 11:15 pm

Thursday : 5:00 am - 11:15 pm

Friday : 5:00 am - 11:15 pm

Saturday : 5:00 am - 11:15 pm

Sunday : 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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The Kingdom of Alms Walk With Eric Jackson – Heritage Open Days

Venue Details

Find us at

Horsefair, Pontefract, WF8 1EZ

Phone

0113 245 7676