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A NEW BOOK 'IN SEARCH OF MEDIEVAL CASTLEFORD' HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY WAKEFIELD COUNCIL. AUTHER, IAN ROBERTS FROM THE ARCHAELOLGICAL SERVICES WITH THE NEW BOOK. (P502B225)

A NEW BOOK 'IN SEARCH OF MEDIEVAL CASTLEFORD' HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY WAKEFIELD COUNCIL. AUTHER, IAN ROBERTS FROM THE ARCHAELOLGICAL SERVICES WITH THE NEW BOOK. (P502B225)

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HISTORY buffs can learn all about Castleford’s medieval past thanks to a new book commissioned by Wakefield Council.

Ian Roberts, head of West Yorkshire Archeological Services, has chronicled the town’s history for his work, In Search of Medieval Castleford.

The museum service publication covers more than 1,000 years of the Middle Ages covering everything from the Romans to industrialisation.

Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for culture, said: “The book sheds new light on the town in the medieval times and will be followed next year by a book on Roman Castleford.

“These publications are providing important new information for the development of displays for Castleford museum, as well as being of wider public interest, so I hope they become best-sellers.”

The book was launched last week at Bridge Arts in Sagar Street, which currently houses the town’s temporary library as work continues to build The Forum – a new library and museum.

In Search of Medieval Castleford is available from Bridge Arts and Pontefract Museum at £3.