Looking forward ... to learning more about our past

Throughout its existence, the Society has been very active in locating, excavating, rescuing and recording features of significance to our past.

This page will provide links to information on places where the Society has been, and continues to be, involved.

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St Richard’s Dominican Friary, Pontefract

PDAS has a long history of involvement with excavation on the site of this important religious house.

Find out more about:

The history of St Richard’s Friary



PDAS dig in 1963



PDAS dig in 2011



PDAS dig in 2012

Activity in 2005


Photos of  Roman Road 28B Milestone etc

Recording Bratley's old shop 1967


Recording Bratley's old shop 1967

PDAS involvement in Monk Fryston Time Team digs 2016


Photographs of our members in action