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  19th Oct - The Movers and Shakers   of the Pocklington Canal

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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.
Latest Events
Upcoming local history events in the Pocklington area.

Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 29th June 2017

A Historical Walk around Barmby Moor

We have a Historical Walk around Barmby Moor on a nice (hopefully!) summers evening in the company of Valerie Hewitson. Afterwards in the Boot and Slipper for a refreshing drink (for those that wish to).

Meet at Barmby Moor church at 7.00pm.
 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 21st September 2017

Alfred Summerson - local lad makes good.

"Alfred Summerson, a blacksmith's son who became a solicitor, was a leading contributor to the commercial and charitable life of Pocklington during the early years of the 20th Century and played a major role in the town during the First World War. He deserves to be remembered as much as Major Stewart!!" - by Jim Ainscough.

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 19th October 2017

The Movers and Shakers who launched the Pocklington Canal.

Phil Gilbank relates the early days of the Pocklington Canal and the people involved in it's creation.

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 23rd November 2017

The bombing of Hull in WW2 and the shelters used by the people

By WW2 expert Steve Blofeld of Wetwang and the University of Hull.

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.
 
 
Pocklington History Group
Wednesday, 17th January 2018

An update on the Burnby Lane dig

Paula Ware lead archaeologist on the Burnby Lane Iron Age Cemetery site will give an update on the ongoing research into the extensive finds on the site. Also she will give detail on the exciting news of the discovery of a chariot and two horses buried in a grave there.

This talk is a joint venture between Pocklington Arts Society and Pocklington and District Local History Group.

Woldgate School Main Hall at 7.30pm Admission price £3.00. Contact Phil Gilbank (History Group) or Hilary Saynor (Arts Society) for more information and advance tickets.

 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Short Talks

At least 2-3 topics (to be announced) by members of the history group.

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2
 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 22nd March 2018

The Zeppelin Raids over York

In May and September 1916 Zeppelin raids dropped bombs over York and Barmby Moor. Dick Hunter of Clements Hall Local History Group will talk on this fascinating subject and includes a 15 minute Video film that the group commissioned to be created on the subject.

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is £2.

 
 
Pocklington History Group
Thursday, 19th April 2018

The AGM and an evening of entertainment

To be announced

The Old Court House, George Street at 7.30pm. Admission fee is free.