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➤ WALTON CIVIL PARISH, COMMUNITY & PUBLIC GROUPS, etc.

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➤ WALTON LOCAL HISTORY

Peter Wright - A History of Walton.A History of Walton
By Peter Wright, 1985, published by Countryside Publications Ltd, ISBN 0 86157 1916.
A rich source of local facts. Illustrated.
(Out of print, but may still be available on Amazon and elsewhere online, visit the Book Shelf.)
If you are lucky enough to live in Walton, try Walton Community Library.





Walton, A Pictorial History of Walton.Walton, A Pictorial History of Walton, Wakefield
Written and published by Alan Bower.
Photographs of Walton in the not-too-distant past.

 

 

 

Walton and its History.Walton and its History
A selection of documents, maps and illustrations from the Wakefield Library Collection and
the John Goodchild Loan Collection, Wakefield District Library, 1985.
Pay a visit to Walton Community Library for local history.


More about local history resources on the official
web site of
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.

 

Station Master, My Lifetime's Railway Service in Yorkshire.Station Master, My Lifetime's Railway Service in Yorkshire
Len Bedale, as told to C. T. Goode. 1976, Turntable Publications, Sheffield.
ISBN 0 902844 36 9 (paper back), 0 902844 38 5 (hardback).
An interesting book, includes a chapter on Sandal & Walton Railway Station - My Last Stationmastership.

 

 

 

Wakefield District Heritage, Vol. 2.Wakefield District Heritage Vol. II
Not exclusively about Walton, but has articles on Walton Hall and Walton Grange
- and other historic buildings in and around Wakefield.
Compiled by Kate Taylor, published by Architectural Heritage:
Wakefield District Group, 1979.

 

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➤ PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONTACTS

Arriva TrainINFORMATION - TRAINS, BUSES & SHANKS' PONY

Nearest railway stations to Walton:
local services: Sandal & Agbrigg; Intercity: Wakefield Westgate.
Additionally - Wakefield Kirkgate. (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/)



Metro Bus Pass.Buses to Wakefield operate throughout the day.
Visit Metro - Transport for West Yorkshire at
http://www.wymetro.com/BusTravel

 

 


Shanks's Pony.Public Footpaths in Walton (Public Rights of Way)
Visit theWakefield MDC Website fFor information about
public footpaths and bridleways in the Wakefield District.
(Search for 'Public Rights of Way'.)



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➤ CROFTON

Crofton Millennium Stone• Crofton Community Website.
• An Historic Tour of Crofton, Crofton Historical Society, 1987.
A slender but interesting booklet.

 

 



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➤ SANDAL MAGNA

Mary Ingham and Brenda Andrassy• Sandal Magna, a Yorkshire Parish and its People
The twilight of Sandal as a village, but also a fascinating dip into the archives.
Written and published by Mary Ingham and Brenda Andrassy, ISBN 0 9506442 0 X, 1978, reprinted 1979 (Out of print)


Sandal Magna, Another Look Back. More words and pictures from the Sandal Magna archives.
Written and published by Mary Ingham and Brenda Andrassy, ISBN 0 9506442 1 8, 1983 (Out of print)

Sandal Magna, Poverty and Prosperity in the 19th Century. A third dip into the Sandal Magna archives.
Written and published by Mary Ingham and Brenda Andrassy, ISBN 0 9506442 2 6, 1988 (Out of print).

Sandal Community Association (website) [accessed 14 Sep 2017]

• Excursion to Wakefield and Sandal Magna, Friday September 22nd, 1905. Programme and Arrangements, The Yorkshire Archæological Society.
Includes sections on All Saints (Cathedral) and Sandal Castle, with brief descriptions of Chantry Chapel and St. Helen's Sandal Magna.

• St. Helen's Church Sandal Magna - Monumental Inscriptions. Monumental Inscriptions, St. Helen's Church Sandal, Master Index, Names as Transcribed & Location of Plots in Volumes 1 - 8. Ref. G11. ISBN 1 904287 17 4. Wakefield & District Family History Society, 2002. (wdfhs.co.uk)

• Saint Helen's Church Sandal Magna, John W. Walker, F.S.A. Reprinted from the Journal of the Yorkshire Archæological Society, 1916.
(Includes a pedigree chart of the Watertons of Walton.)

• The History of Sandal Magna (web site), by Angela Petyt 1998-2001. [accessed 14 Sep 2017]

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➤ WAKEFIELD & DISTRICT

   ■   ART IN WAKEFIELD

  • Artsy, the Art World Online.
    Visit the Barbara Hepworth page on Artsy, and discover more about the online world of art.
  • Artwalk Wakefield.
    Take a walk on the wild side and experience Wakefield?s alternative night out!
    Every other month, venues across Wakefield come alive with a variety of visual arts and crafts, live music, and performances.
    All are welcome, so slip on some comfy shoes and come and enjoy the art on offer whilst you explore our city! (Extract from website.)
  • The Hepworth Wakefield. The gallery brings together work from Wakefield?s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth. (Extract from website.)
  • Wakefield and District U3A. The University of the Third Age.
  • Wakefield Lit Fest. A festival of reading and writing. Everyone has a story ....
    (Extract from website.)
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park. "Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a pioneering place that aims to challenge, inspire, inform and delight, welcoming over 400,000 visitors, including 48,000 learning visits each year." (Extract from website.)

 ■   CITY OF WAKEFIELD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
The official Wakefield site, information about the wider local area and the services provided by our district council. Includes details of planning, local libraries, museums, castles, and the main reference library (useful for local history and local genealogy resources).

 ■   EXPERIENCE WAKEFIELD
Official website.
We're proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down?t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums. Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City. Don't just try something new, try something unique! Create your own neon sculptures, journey into the dungeons of a medieval castle, have a sleepover at a nature reserve and lots more. Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you?ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it?s over to you, time to start planning...
[Extract from website. Accessed 08 Nov 2017.]

 ■  GENEALOGY
Wakefield and District Family History Society http://www.wdfhs.co.uk/

Yorkshire Roots, The Family History Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society http://www.yorkshireroots.org.uk

 ■  U3A WAKEFIELD & DISTRICT (The University of the Third Age). Events and groups in the Wakefield area.
Find out more.

 ■  WAKEFIELD HISTORY - WEB SITES
• Twixt Aire and Calder: Pictures of the the Wakefield District.
   http://www.twixtaireandcalder.org.uk/default.htm

• Wakefield History Appreciation Society on Facebook.

• Wakefield Historical Appreciation Site public group on Facebook.

 • West Yorkshire Archive Service
The West Yorkshire Archive Service collects and looks after the unique documentary heritage of the region and helps members of the public use and enjoy these records. We collect and preserve the heritage of our region dating from the twelfth century to the present day ? over 800 years of local history. (Extract from web site.).
Includes the John Goodchild Collection, contact details for local historian and author John Goodchild.

 

PUBLICATIONS

• A Newmillerdam Trail, John Goodchild, Wakefield Historical Publications, 1994, WHP 33, ISBN 0 901869 36 8.

• Excursion to Wakefield and Sandal Magna, Friday September 22nd, 1905. Programme and Arrangements, The Yorkshire Arch?ological Society. Includes sections on All Saints (Cathedral) and Sandal Castle, with brief descriptions of Chantry Chapel and St. Helen's Sandal Magna.

• The Battle of Wakefield 30th December 1460. The Yorkists and Lancastrians joined battle between Sandal Castle and Wakefield Bridge. Walton gets a mention and Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, together with his son and many other Yorkists, suffered a cruel fate. By Philip A. Haigh, Sutton Publishing Ltd., 1996, ISBN 07509-1342-8.

• The Chantry Chapel of St Mary-on-the-Bridge, written and published by Harold Speak & Jean Forrester on behalf of the Trustees of the Chantry Restoration Appeal Fund.

• Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield. By Kate Taylor, Wharncliffe Books, 2001, ISBN 1 903425 07-7.

John Harrison of Foulby.John Harrison (1693-1776) of Foulby.

The subject of the book Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel about John Harrison, an 18th-century clockmaker who created the first clock (chronometer) sufficiently accurate to be used to determine longitude at sea?an important development in navigation. The book was made into a television series entitled Longitude in 1998.

John Harrison was born in Foulby, Wakefield. (sources include Wikipedia). .

• Memories of Merry Wakefield by Henry Clarkson, 2nd. edition, 1889.
“An Octogenarian’s Recollections: Being Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, and Impressions During the Greater Part of the Nineteenth Century".

• More Memories of Wakefield, True North Books Ltd., 1999. ISBN 1 900463 89 X

• Pontefract Castle, Ian Roberts, 1992, West Yorkshire Archaeology Service, ISBN 1-870-453-11-5.

  Wakefield District in Words and Pictures, Images of England: Wakefield, compiled by John Goodchild, 1998. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-1196-9.

• Wakefield, Its History and People, J.W. Walker, Wakefield, The West Yorkshire Printing Co. Ltd., 1934.

• Worthies of Wakefield, edited by Kate Taylor. Wakefield Historical Publications; First Edition edition (2004).

 ■  WEST YORKSHIRE ARCHIVE SERVICE
The West Yorkshire Archive Service collects and looks after the unique documentary heritage of the region and helps members of the public use and enjoy these records. We collect and preserve the heritage of our region dating from the twelfth century to the present day ? over 800 years of local history. (Extract from web site.)

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➤ BARNSLEY CANAL

The Barnsley Canal - a forgotten waterway?
A survey of the Barnsley Canal, its condition, its history and its possible future. The Barnsley Canal Group, First published in 1984, Second Edition, May 1988. Available on loan from the Walton Library. A third edition was published and efforts continue to this day to reinstate the canal. Barnsley, Dearne & Dove Canals Trust
A group dedicated to the restoration of the Barnsley and Dearne & Dove Canals. With photo gallery.

National Atlas Showing Canals, Navigable Rivers, Mineral Tramroads, Railways and Street Tramways. Vol 3L Wakefield (Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield), 3 - 841, G.L. Crowther, ISBN 1 85615 310 x.

• Pennine Waterways - Canals of the South Pennines, web site, information about waterways in the Pennine area, including a 'virtual tour' of the Barnsley Canal.

• Closing the Barnsley Canal, by L.J. Boughey, Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society, Vol. XXIX Pt. 5, No. 139, July 1988.

• Wakefield Canal Trail, John Goodchild, Wakefield Historical Publications, 1985. ISBN 0 901869 22 8.

 

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➤ GENERAL HISTORICAL REFERENCES

Life in the Yorkshire Coalfield
Compiled by David Joy, 1989, Dalesman. ISBN 0 85206 989 8.

• Turnpike Roads, Geoffrey N.Wright, Shire Publications, 1992 & 1997, ISBN 0 7478 0155 X.

English HeritageVisit English Heritage to find out more about the story of England where it really happened.
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker.
[site accessed 29 Jul 2016]

Historic EnglandHistoric England. The public body that looks after England's historic environment. Visit Historic England for information on listing, planning, grants or heritage research and advice.
[site accessed 29 Jul 2016]

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