The Pocklington School Foundation Charter and it's story written by Phil Gilbank.
Listen to his talk on "the Rise and fall of the Dolmans" on Thursday 20th March at 7.30pm in Pocklington School Library.
The High Wolds Heritage Group have a talk by Dr. David Neave entitled 'The Papers of Sir Mark Sykes' on Friday, 21st March, 7.30pm at Thixendale Village Hall. Admission FREE. Everyone welcome.
Dr. Kate Giles of York University Archaeology Dept., launches our Autumn programme!
'Richard III and the Middleham Jewel'
Stop Press: Dr. Peter Halkon confirms a date in October.
Wetwang Local History Group have a talk on Tuesday 11th March in Wetwang Village Hall at 7.30pm. Dr Peter Halkon will be giving an illustrated talk on 'The Romans in East Yorkshire'. (£3)
Easton's Directory of Pocklington for 1845 and index to the 1844 Watson map. Transcribed by Roger Bellingham.
The Silburn family of Pocklington - An important family in Pocklington with the name going back in local parish records for a number of centuries. They have links to the other old established family names of Singleton and Powell.
Pocklington National School Rugby in the 1940's
What are the boys holding? Does anyone know?
Pocklington ATC in 1945 and taken at Pocklington Golf Club. Do you recognise anyone?
*Latest - more information has been provided on the names.
Airfield memories of Dick Cains whose father Eric (pictured here) was a miller at Devonshire Mill, and a member of the home guard in 1942. He witnessed some remarkable sights of returning aircraft, the enemy bombing of the town, and became close to the brave crewmen who flew their missions from Pocklington.
Hull Daily Mail Oct. 1928 - Historical Mems: A History of Pocklington
Millington school about 1920.
Do you recognise anyone?
Can you date the photo?
Adelulf - the forgotton bishop. Pocklington has produced many remarkablechurchmen from Medieval times right up to the 20thcentury, but none can be said to have had the impact of the town’s first known cleric, Adelulf, who was one of the leading 12th century churchmen and politicians on both sides of Hadrian’s Wall during the reign of Henry I.
*Parish Register Transcripts*
Roger Bellingham's Dade Register research
Baptisms - 1778 - 1788
Marriages - 1754 - 1802
Burials - 1752 - 1761
*Emigration* - East Yorkshire Emigration fascinating stories.
*Extracts* - The History of Nunburnholme from an article in the Hull Daily Mail in 1929.
York Oral History Society has a collection of 285 recordings with WW1 veterans conducted in the early 1980s by Dr Alf Peacock. The veterans are from various parts of the country, but predominantly Yorkshire. They are planning to produce a book, exhibition and workshops in schools in 2014, using the material. They are seeking to contact descendants of the veterans in order to copy any photographs they may have, and are happy to give a copy of the relevant recording in return.
They have the following interviews with Pocklington area men –
George Barker, born 1877 Leeds
Hawksworth Barker (known as Oxy), born 1891
Oscar Bell, born York, November 1892
Thomas Flint, Pocklington, born 13 December, 1885
Bill Harrison, born Nunburnholme 15 July 1898
Arthur Aylett from Allerthorpe
Charles Richardson, born Kirk Deighton, 11 March 1898
Stan Robson, Pocklington, September 1893.
If you have any photographs of the above people then please contact the co-ordinator of the project, on email@example.com.
*New* - Parish Records search. A new page with links for searching Pocklington Parish Records using the batch code feature of the IGI.
Pocklington Airfield memories
An original painting by Peter Smith depicting his memories of Mk.III Halifax bombers of 102 (Ceylon) Squadron leaving Pocklington airfield to rendezvous with others over the East Yorkshire coast before setting out for a raid over Germany in early September 1944. Read his memories here.
Manor History Research
Watson's 1855 Map showing the Manor House Yard in Railway Street.
The PLHG have identified three Manors:-
1. The Royal or Dolman Manor
2. The Dean of York's Manor
3. The Hall Garth Manor
An overview of the Manor Timeline can be viewed here.
Update of Mill Research
White Mill page and the St. Helens gate Mill page.
William Watson's maps on the website
William Watson was a surveyor and mapmaker, who was born in Seaton Ross and lived in Market Weighton and Pocklington. In all the places he lived, he drew maps of, and the 1855 Pocklington map above was the last one he completed.
Archives -> Maps -> 1844Map -> 1844 Map of Pocklington
Pocklington Board of Guardians
Archives -> Maps -> 1855Map -> 1855 Map of Pocklington
These distinguished ladies and gentlemen are the Pocklington Board of Guardians who looked after the Pocklington workhouse and the Poor of the Parish. A superb surviving photograph, taken in 1897, with all their names can be found in Burnby Hall, or by clicking the link on the next line. (The next line also shows where the index can be found on the Menu system for this site.)
Archives -> People -> Prominent People -> Pocklington Board of Guardians
Pocklington Survey and Valuation for 1824
A rare surviving copy was discovered in private ownership and has been typed and posted to the reference section of the Pocklington History website. It is a very valuable and detailed survey of all of the property and land in and around Pocklington in 1824. It mentions there is a plan to go with it, but unfortunately this has not
Archives -> Reference -> 1824 Survey and Valuation
Pocklington at War
The town of Pocklington was greatly involved in the war effort to defeat Hitler's Germany. A large airfield was constructed in 1941 to the west of the town near to Barmby Moor and initially became the home of the Canadian 405 squadran with Wellington bombers and later the 102 squadran with Halifax bombers. The photograph above show Halifaxes by daylight at Pocklington in 1943.
A new section has been added to the website on World War 2. Choose:
History->20th Century->Pocklington at war->Early Days in Pocklington
History->20th Century->Pocklington at war->Le Creusot Raid
History->20th Century->Pocklington at war->That Fateful night
Pocklington is changing
The pace of change in the town of Pocklington is accelerating, and many old buildings and structures have already disappeared. The memories of residents, and photos of the old town need to be recorded for future generations. Many people around the world have family links with Pocklington and the local villages, and they may seek information that will give them some idea of where their ancestors lived, where they worked, and how they lived their lives. Pocklington History will not only give everyone an oversight as to what life was like in this small market town, but it is set to heavily expand in the near future - almost becoming an archive in itself.
One of the earliest images of Pocklington drawn in 1719 (src: Samuel Buck)
Although the initial content of this website is managed and written by me, I encourage anyone that could supply me with any further information, photos, or even articles to get in touch. I can have your contribution uploaded and added as soon as possible. (The dark links in the menu are the pages that are still to be completed). I am archivist for the Pocklington & District Local History Group and can scan any items for immediate return.
I intend to create and transcribe much of the material published here but may use extracts from published work and give due acknowledgement. Pocklington has not fared well from published material but the definitive account is by David Neave called “Pocklington 1660-1914: A small East Riding Market Town” and still available for purchase in Forths.
Website launched: February 18th 2007.