Castleford Heritage Trust

Event Details 2019

Building on the success of the weekly Wednesday social and activity mornings which started in January, the Archive Group are planning to launch a monthly ‘Castleford memories’ event.   Starting in April, the idea is to get people sharing their memories of different aspects of life in the town each month, which will be recorded, archived and hopefully used as the basis for future presentations and projects, especially once the museum is up and running.

The first topic, on Thursday 18th April, will be the town's tailoring industry, timed to coincide with an exhibition of the Quilting Group's work.

Subsequent sessions will be:

The sessions will run from 11.00 to 14.00.



Science Saturday - 16th March (10:00-15:00)

Science Saturday The event involves the Trust, in collaboration with British Science Week, hosting a day of science, technology, engineering and maths.   Families will be challenged to complete a number of hand on experiments including making a rainbow in a test tube, creating a pinhole camera, get water to travel UP, learn about chromatography and much more.   There is a challenge to build a model of a waterwheel, inspiration for the design will be helped by a free viewing of the cast iron Victorian waterwheel which once powered the millstones and made the mill the first building in Castleford to have electric lighting.   Volunteers will be on hand to show participants the waterwheel and assist cohorts in their challenges using material supplied by the Trust.

The day will also feature information stalls and activities from Groundworks, Wakefield Children's University and Get into HE.



Castleford Boat Festival - 18th May (10:00-15:00)

Castleford Boat Festival



Queen's Mill Roman Day - 1st June (10:00-15:00)



Queen's Mill Preloved Sale - 9th June (10:00-13:00)

Stalls and sand art in the Island Gallery.

Contact Ruth on 07841 572812 to book a stall.



The History Of Afternoon Tea - 12th June (11:00-14:00)

Celebrate with a talk by Meryl Wright on “The History Of Afternoon Tea” and sample some of her baking.

Collect free tickets from Queen's Mill or contact John Heywood on 07778 054390.



The Great Yorkshire Show 9th - 11th July (09:00 - 17:00)

The stall can be found in the Meet The Farmer section of the show food hall.



The official website can be found here: The Great Yorkshire Show

Cambridge Hands On Science 10th August (10:00 - 15:00)

The CHaOS Science Roadshow Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS) are a group of students from the University of Cambridge, who are keen to share with you their passion for science!   They are driving a van filled with their own fun experiments around the country, and every day they visit a new venue, hoping to reach out to as many people as possible.

They have demonstrations covering all the sciences, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths and more, and they’re always thinking of fun ways to bring some knowledge and interest to people.   Their experiments are all “Hands-On”, so you can come along and learn by doing, and hopefully enjoy it too!   Their demonstrators are also prepped to be quizzed by the public and hold engaging conversations about their subject with you.  Ask them anything (see how much they really know!)

The official website can be found here: Cambridge Hands On Science


The Sherburn in Elmet Craft and Food Festival 24th August (10:00 - 17:00)

Our stall will be located on the Eversley Park field, which is located in the centre of the village of Sherburn in Elmet.   Cold food and most craft stalls will be situated within large marquees, the remaining craft stalls, charity stalls, trade stalls and hot food will be on the main open field area.



The official website can be found here: Sherburn Craft and Food Festival

Castleford Heritage Trust AGM 17th October (18:00 - 21:00)

Check here AGM 2019 for the full running order.





The Parting Glass 19th October (19:30 - 22:00)

Can you ever really know what someone’s going through?

The Parting Glass Jim’s always been a bit of a character – the life and soul of the party - a Leeds lad through and through.   And Sara’s his perfect match - a Leeds lass with a sense of adventure, and a cutting wit.   They should be having the time of their lives; but Jim’s always had this lingering feeling that he’s not quite built for this world.   Tonight, he wants to talk, to tell you his story – one that he’s never told before.

Exploring mental health, masculinity and human connection in a social media-obsessed world, join us for this moving new play, (with a fair few laughs along the way), by Leeds-based writer Chris O’Connor and Red Ladder Theatre Company.

“ …a serious examination of important and life-changing issues… but with a fair few laughs along the way.”  Reviews Hub on O’Connor’s The Life & Soul.

Tickets £5
Book in person, by phone on 01977 556741, or on line at Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Queen's Mill Christmas Fair - 30th November (10:00-15:00)

A full list of attractions for the day will be published soon




Christmas Snowflakes