Thornycroft Social Centre

Our social centre, based in Pontefract, provides the opportunity to socialise, meet new people, make friends and enjoy a wide variety of activities.

With our friendly team available to offer support and guidance, Thornycroft members can enjoy refreshments, a hot lunch, and access to a varied programme of social and recreational activities such as:

  • Gentle exercise classes e.g. pilates
  • Games and quizzes
  • Outings and day trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Themed weeks and events

You do not have to be a former miner to attend, everyone is welcome, regardless of age or background but priority will be given to those living in former coal mining communities.

How to get there
The centre is easily accessed by public transport and there is free parking available on site. We also offer door to door transport on our minibuses, subject to availability and location.

Get in touch
For further information, to find out about opening times and prices, or to arrange an introductory visit contact us by:

Tel: 01977 703384

Post: CISWO Thornycroft Centre, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4AY

Room Hire

Thornycroft offers a range of flexible spaces for external room hire for meetings, events and other activities. Rooms include our conference room, seating up to 20 (board room style) or 35 theatre style and hall, including stage, that can be used for shows and performances seating an audience of up to 180. Smaller meeting rooms are also available. Regular and single bookings accepted. Catering can be provided on request.

Please contact us for further information or to arrange a visit;

Thornycroft Centre, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4AY.

Telephone: 01977 703384


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