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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.
Pocklington Literary Society
The Pocklington Literary Society started in 1888 and carried on to at least 1929 when James Murdie was secretary. It was set up for lectures and knowledge improvement of the town residents and was the only one in the East Riding outside of Hull. However, from the newspaper clipping below, it can be seen that lectures were held in the Oddfellows Hall from as early as 1841. One interesting lecture was held in 1849 on electricity.
Extract from the Leeds Mercury for April 8, 1899.
Lecture in the Oddfellows Hall, Pocklington in 1841
The Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser, May 8, 1841
Electricity Lecture
The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, January 12, 1849
York Herald 20 Nov 1890
The York Herald, 20th November, 1890
Pocklington Literary Socety
Pocklington Literary Society 1929-30
Pocklington Literary Socety 2