PocklingtonHistory.com Railway Street (Circa 1880)
> The Hull blitz
> Movers and Shakers
> Alfred Summerson
> Pocklington Local History Group
  17th Jan - An update on the
  Burnby Lane Dig *Tickets Available*

> Pocklington Local History Group
  22nd Feb - Short Talks

> Pocklington Local History Group
  22nd Mar - The Zeppelin Raids over   York

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.
Letters from the Front
These extracts from letters from the front, kindly provided by Martin Cooper.


Sergt J W Eastwood, of the 5th Yorkshire Brigade, writing from France to his wife in Pocklington says:

“I am writing to tell you I am safe at present after going through what I hope will never happen again.

No doubt news will have reached Pocklington about the awful time we have had. Never in all the South African war was there such a time, shot and shell simply raining down on us, but we stuck to our posts until the enemy ran.

“I was too near a `Jack Johnson’ with the result that I was thrown about eight yards and landed on a lucky heap of sand many yards away.

It happened on Sunday morning at six o’clock and for some time after I have not known much of any thing, but I am in a hospital train now, and will soon be in the line again.

Take care of Les and Ron, and remember me to all my friends.

Your Loving husband Jim”

P.s. Keep smiling.

On a post card that arrived on Monday morning, from Sergt Eastwood, bearing the Birmingham postmark. He says;-
Birmingham May 2nd 1915.

“I am now in England, and on my way to Scotland to a hospital there, I will write as soon as I land, and tell you where I am.”

Sergt Eastwood is now in Glasgow, and progressing favourably.