19 photos that will take you back in time to 1970s Castleford and Pontefract

From Pontefract Races and a Royal visit to bridges and old pubs, we've taken a look through our archives and found some old photos you might be interested in.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 2:01 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd June 2020, 2:02 pm
Taking a look back.
Taking a look back.

If you can tell us any more information about them, or spot anyone you know, let us know!

Crab Hill Bridge, Pontefract. We're not sure of the exact year, but possibly the late 70s.
Crab Hill Bridge, Pontefract.

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At wet day at Pontefract Races. This photo was taken around 1979/1980.
Racing for the finish line around 1979.
A chat between jockey and race-goers at Ponte Races around 1979.
Daredevil cameraman follows the race.
Pontefract Market Hall, taken in 1980.
A man fills ip his kettle at Pontefract town water pump around 1980.
Remember when Princess Margaret visited Pontefract? Can you tell us more about this photo?
Princess Margaret saying hello to some small well-wishers on her visit.
People waited to meet and greet the Princess. Children handed her flowers and gifts as they waved their flags.
Princess Margaret took a look around Pontefract Market Hall and chatted to stall holders.
Were you one of these ladies who met the Princess on her visit?
Spot the faces at the window?
Dennis Hartley, Castleford RL, possibly taken in the late 1970s.
Did you meet for a drink in The Black Swan in 1983? The photo was taken at the junction of Castleford Road and High Street.
Castleford river bridge taken around 1980.
Jesse Hartley Builder 1808 on the Castleford bridge.
Taken in December 1984 - YWNG carol concert at Castleford Civic centre. Can you spot anyone you know?: