New and updated booklet created by local experts providing the perfect guide to history around Pocklington

Pocklington and District Local History Group has produced a new booklet describing a tour around the centre of the town picking out key places, buildings, people and events from Pocklington’s past.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 7:00 am
The new booklet describes a tour around the centre of the town picking out key places, buildings, people and events from Pocklington's past.
The new booklet describes a tour around the centre of the town picking out key places, buildings, people and events from Pocklington's past.

Entitled A Pocklington History and Heritage Trail, the guide is second edition of a town booklet created by the history group.

Its publication has been made possible due to the support of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Pocklington and Wolds Gateway Partnership.

The first edition came out in 2008 as a 16-page volume and had almost sold out.

The new publication looks similar on the outside, but has been expanded and updated to 27 pages, with more than 20 maps, illustrations and photographs, and is packed with history from all eras of history.

Starting out at All Saints church, it guides readers around the town, giving historical commentary along the route. The journey goes through the Market Place and along Chapmangate, formerly noted for its chapels and breweries side by side, heads back along George Street and Pavement, which contains some of Pocklington’s oldest properties, and out via Railway Street as far as West Green and Pocklington School.

The final leg describes the railway station in its Victorian heyday and the trail finishes at Burnby Hall Gardens.

A Pocklington History and Heritage Trail is available, price £4.99, from W & C Forth, booksellers, 13 Waterloo Lane, Pocklington or via the pocklingtonhistory.com website and eBay with additional postage and shipping fees.