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Welcome to Castleford. Located just off Junctions 31 and 32 of the M62 motorway and just a few miles from the A1 Castleford is a friendly and lively destination for visitors. Shop at the Junction 32 Shopping Village, be entertained at Xscape or watch Rugby League at the Jungle. Castleford has this and more. The town has a population of around 40,000.

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This is Castleford, West Yorkshire, England

Do you live or work in Castleford, West Yorkshire? Do you have a connection or interest in the town? "My Castleford" is a web site for those who want to make the most of the town, who have ideas for how it, or part of it, should be in a year or five year's time.

This is not just for dreams but for actions to make the town better. Who would have thought just a few years ago that Castleford would have the top real snow ski slope in the country or an award winning footbridge over the river?

Talent and dreams abound in the town. I encourage you not only to explore the site but to contribute and see how you can join with others in improving the town.

If you are on Facebook join the MyCastleford group.

For a start, read Margaret's poem on the right.


MyCastleford is managed by Tony Wallis one of the local councillors for Castleford Central and Glasshoughton Ward  ( and more contact details on the About page).

Castleford - a poem.

 by Margaret M. Woodhead of Lock Lane.

The home town of Castleford where I grew up
had coal miners playing in the Rugby League Cup,
glassworks, pottery, and chemicals too.
Tailors that made best suits for you.

The river once boasted pollution and foam,
now the wildlife has made it their home.
Herons, cormorants, kingfishers too,
even an otter was seen passing through.

An old barge lays stranded near the Old Mill on the weir.
It's part of our heritage, we love it so dear.
Past times have left us with memories to treasure.
Times have moved on as we look to the future.

Now we see ski slopes high in the sky,
designer shop outlets with all you can buy.
Regeneration is moving on too.
The whole town is buzzing with everything new.

Castleford is the place of my birth.
I wouldn't exchange it for anywhere on Earth.

Copyright (c) 2008 Margaret M. Woodhead. Used with permission.


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