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Castleford Coat of Arms
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Castleford Coat of Arms
'Castleford' is indicated by the gold castle, the ford of white and blue upon the shield. The West Riding is shown by the white rose on red. That the town stands on the site of a Roman station is represented by the Roman eagle, tinctured gold and wearing a red collar from which is suspended a miners safety lamp in proper colours, alluding to the local mining industry. On each wing of the eagle is the badge of the Lacys, Lords of the Honour in which Castleford used to lie. The motto incorporated in the Arms means 'Boldly and Frankly'.
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The Borough of Castleford lies in the county of Yorkshire, 190 miles north of London, England. I remember it as being part of the West Riding of Yorkshire but now it comes under the auspices of the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.
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Map of Castleford
Click on the above for a real map of Castleford.
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     Castleford Heroes     
Lest We Forget Rifleman James Backhouse (The 2nd Battalion, The Rifles) aged 18, died in Helmand province, Afghanistan whilst on active duty on the 10th. July 2009. Lest We Forget
     

     
Lest We Forget Bombadier Craig 'Hoppo' Hopson (Royal Artillery) aged 24, died in Helmand province, Afghanistan whilst on active duty on the 25th. July 2009. Lest We Forget
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Mail Me
OK why not email us direct about anything relating to Castleford.
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Welcome. You are visitor .
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This is a non-profit personal web site with no ties to Castleford other than the fact that I was conceived and brought up there. I have no axe to grind nor any other feeling towards Cas than a deep love and respect for it's people. This is a "warts an' all" site and if you don't like it then get up off your arse and do something to improve our once great town.
All the best,
ken.
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