Pontefract, Yorkshire

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Click here for Pontefract’s Magna Carta baron John de Lacy

Population: 28,250

Website: magnacarta.pontefract.town


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Martin Lodge October 11, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Just a little niggle but John de Lacy’s chief manor was Pontefract, Yorkshire and not Pontefract Cheshire.


Martin Lodge October 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

The Pontefract Magna Carta Group is working to finalise the calendar of celebratory events and activities for 2015 and beyond. This includes:
Adding John de Lacy’s arms to the Welcome to Pontefract road signs
Involving local schools in developing a resource/information pack
A black tie dinner
Creating a commemorative beer in partnership with a local brewer
Ringing of the bells
An event in Pontefract Castle
Creating a Magna Carta quilt
A Magna Carta monument


Paul levey October 29, 2014 at 8:20 am

I am currently Master of De Lacy Masonic Lodge and as a group we are aware of the origins of our name. We have a prepared lecture on the arrival of IIbert de Lacy as one of William the Conquerers sworn Knights and I would be interested in maintaining an interest in the progress of the project. The Masonic Hall is an excellent place for entertaining groups or holding conferences of up to 80 with catering facilities and a resident steward.

Kind regards
Paul Levey


Richard June 12, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Hi there phil, were do you stand regarding article 61 of the magna carta.


Louise Limbert January 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm

I work for the Pontefract Education Trust and will be producing a special ‘Magna Carta’ edition of our new PET Magazine. A gallery of school work produced by our local children will be available to view within the town and showcased in the magazine. Any contributions or collaborations would be very welcome!



MIKE SKIDMORE June 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm

To add to Martin’s list of events for Pontefract I would just like to update one which concerns the fantastic art display put together by the schools in Pontefract. Now on show in our library. We also are displaying the Magna Carta facsimile in the library at the moment although it will be displayed sequentially along with the recently made tapestry in all the local schools.
Pontefract & District Amateur Radio Society have obtained a special call sign GB00MC and they will probably have contact with hundreds of countries during the one month long event. Publicizing the Magna Carta around the world. There will also be a Race evening at our famous Racecourse ( the longest flat course in England ) and a Hog Roast dinner with brass band which many are looking forward to.


Richard June 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Hi there i am after information regarding article 61 of the magna carta. As we all know the powers that be are not following there lawfull duties to protect the laws of our land and our people. Treason has been commited on several occasions. Im led to beleive that it is our duty as the soverign man-woman of this land to stand in lawfull rebelion, I am not a well educated man, but i will always stand for what is right. We can not let these people tear our land apart. Our millitary is being stripped down. Police force slashed. Mr cameron has already sold our nhs to his banking freinds. Any information or help regarding this matter would be appreciated, Thanks.


Richard June 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

I am looking to speak with a local barron to find out what his stance is on this matter.


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