Travelling History in Yorkshire (Part 2)

In this second instalment of our Yorkshire Blog we head away from Ilkley Moor and the Bronze Age and set off for the lovely town of Pocklington. Our destination was All Saint's Church. A Preaching Cross outside commemorates a sermon of St. Paulinus in 627 AD. A beautiful 15th century head of the cross is to be found inside the church to this day. There are unfortunately no clues to the existence of its Early Mediaeval predecessor. John Wesley preached at Pocklington at least 18 times in what seems to have been rather trying circumstances. On his first visit on 25th April 1752 he was offered a room just 5 yards square, or alternatively, a yard that, according to his diaries "......was plentif

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