16 retro photographs of Pontefract and Castleford

Let these 16 fantastic photos of Pontefract and Castleford take you back to a simpler time...

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:54 pm
Let these 16 fantastic photos of Pontefract and Castleford take you back to a simpler time...
Let these 16 fantastic photos of Pontefract and Castleford take you back to a simpler time...

It's that time of the week where we take a look back at Pontefract and Castleford back in the glory days - can you spot anybody you know?

Pontefract cyclists on their way to Lands End, waiting at Baghill station
Pontefract Sub Aqua club event at Pontefract Baths

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The vandalised water pump beside the Buttercross being inspected by Gerald Holt, along with the market traders chairman Geoff Cardwell
Ferrybridge Methodist Church Gala ceremony preparations.
A press photograph of a tobacconists stall in Castleford
In 1987 Pontefract was the host for a national competition to find the best market 'pitcher'
Four Castleford residents installing window boxes and a trellis
A press photograph of Ben, Bill and Richard Wright at their Castleford fruit stall
A press photograph of Anderson's garage around 1985
A press photograph of Linda Woolley instructing a class of synchronised swimmers at Castleford Baths
This press photo accompanied a story about the need for a road crossing in Smawthorne Lane, Castleford
A press photograph of Castleford Women's Rugby League Team training with the Castleford R.L. captain John Joyner
Geoffrey Lofthouse M.P. presenting certificates to Richard Cuthbert, Angela Purvis and Piers Stringer
Opening of Pontefract Castle Visitor Centre after completion of conservation work
School children taking part in a campaign to recycle aluminium at Castleford Oyster Park School
Pontefract Rugby Union versus West Park