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History Group

Parish Rooms

Pollington History Group collects and archives information on the village. Group meetings range from informal gatherings, where members and visitors share information, whether photographic, historic or personal memories, to presentations about our latest research.  Work continues on the village archive and the preparation of Powerpoint presentations.   

Old photos, documents and artefacts are always appreciated.


The group meets in the Parish Rooms, West End, at 2 o'clock on the first Thursday of the month in 2017 (except August and December). Anyone with an interest in the history of our village is very welcome.

For more information, contact the group's Secretary, Margaret Tones, on 01405 785 206.


Programme for 2018.

This year our main theme is Victorian Pollington and members are working on different aspects of life over this period. Most sessions will be workshops as we develop a variety of themes. These will include Families, Working Life, School, Church, Chapel, Transport, Public Houses, Entertainment and much, much more!.

You can help by joining the group, finding old documents and photos, visiting local Archives at Beverley, Doncaster, York, Wakefield and Sheffield. Pollington has always been on the boundary between different administrative areas which makes collecting information more difficult but perhaps more rewarding!

Maybe you have old documents, newspaper cuttings or photos which are tucked away and rarely looked at. Perhaps you are willing to share them with the group. Regularly members have turned up with surprising items which have been included in one of our presentations.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings. 


Thursday 1st Feb - Pollington's Victorian church and it's aristocratic vicars - Paul Arnold Venue - Reading Rooms, West End 2pm.

Thurs 1st March - Victorian Clothing - Jackie Reed. Same venue & time.

Thurs 5th April - Victorian research workshop. Same time & venue.

Thurs 3rd May" What Great Granny Wore", Venue - Parish Rooms at 2pm.  

Jackie Reed from Balne will bring part of her collection of Victorian women's and childrens' clothes, and will tell us some of the stories behind them.

Free admission.  Refreshments available.  Everyone welcome.


Sunday 13th May - Victorian Presentation, Venue - Pollington Village Hall 12 noon - 4pm.

Displays and slideshows by Pollington History Group showing the buildings, people and events of Pollington between the 1830s and the 1900s.

Free entrance.  Refreshments available.  Everyone welcome

More information from PHG Secretary - or any member of the group.


Thurs 7th June - Heritage Walk round Pollington concentrating on Victorian properties. Meet at Village Hall at 2pm.

Thurs 5th July - research workshop into Pollington people who served in WW1. Venue -Reading Rooms, West End Time -2pm.

No meeting in August

Thurs 6th Sept & Thursday 4th October - WW1 workshop Venue - Reading Room, Time - 2pm.


Details of forthcoming events are published in the Gateway magazine. 


Updated April 2018. 

Pollington History Group invite you to their latest History Day, which 
will take place at Pollington Village Hall on Saturday 24th November, 
from 10am to 2pm. There will be an exhibition of photos, maps, parish 
records and other information, including a lot of new acquisitions, and 
family history advice. If you have any photos, slides or information, 
why not come along and share them with us?
The next few meetings of Pollington History Group will be at 2pm on 
Thursdays 1st November and 6th December in the Parish Rooms, West End. 
Anyone with an interest in history is very welcome.
Margaret Tones
01405 860764