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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
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pigeonPocklington has always had a good Pigeon Racing group. They would send their pigeons on the train from Pocklington Station.

Also, Woldgate Catering staff early 1960's and Council School PE 1957/58


GusFor the 2015 Flying Man history exhibition John Nottingham and Jeff Peck have completed a superb research project on the history of Pocklington Airfield. It includes new aerial photographs of the construction of the airfield. They have kindly agreed for it to be made available for viewing on this website. Picture on the right is Gus Walker meeting Bomber Harris at Pocklington Airfield.


vedayThe 8th May 2015, was the 70th anniversary of VE day. Phil Gilbank wrote an article for the Pocklington Post for its commemoration and it is reproduced here.




Canal headRachel Walker is Pocklington Canal & River Trust Development Officer. She has been employed to develop an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for works on the canal, which will include:

·         Works to improve the SSSIs
·         Restoration to two of the bridges
·         Interpretation of the Canal
·         Providing activities, events and opportunities for volunteers to get involved

If you would like to get involved in the project please contact Rachel via her Facebook page and take part in her survey by visiting this link

shieldA skeleton of a warrior buried with his shield has been found at the recently discovered Iron Age Cemetery in Burnby Lane. Over 38 square barrows and over 82 burials have so far been excavated by Paula Ware and her team of archeologists. David Wilson homes are currently constructing 77 new houses on the site. See the Pocklington Post story here.

rennard
Information on the Rennard Family of the Wolds together with an old Tayleure CDV photograph. John Rennard was born in Millington in 1849 and his family were dales farmers.



pockudcPocklington Urban District Council taken around 1933 with Alfred Summerson, Herbert Meynell, George Scaife Joseph Butterworth, Sydney Everingham and George William Haw (Chairman).




skeletonThe exciting discovery of an Iron Age cemetery in Burnby Lane was presented at a public meeting in Pocklington on the 19th March, 2015. The size and preservation of the site has surprised and amazed the archeologists and the site has been raised to international importance. View the meeting report here.



NS photoVarious photographs of the National School in New Street and the Council School in Kirkland Street. Also a photograph of the National School in 1964.





shgShiptonthorpe Home Guard no. 5 Platoon met twice a week, Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings in an old WW1 hut in Station Road. It was formed in 1940, and was made up of a section of the East Riding 4th Battalion.



Francis ScaifeFrancis Scaife who died in 1937, was a benefactor for the town providing in his will for the creation of a swimming pool, which opened in 1965 bearing his name. The Scaife family roots go back in Pocklington to at least the seventeeth century and carried out a variety of trades and professions in the town including a large brewery business in New Pavement which closed in 1895.


bulletin 18Bishop Wilton Local History Group was active between 2002 - 2012. It produced 20 bulletins of high quality research and information. They can now be purchased online and all revenues will go to Bishop Wilton Church. Visit the list of bulletins in the store.



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