Castleford Heritage Trust began some twenty years ago when a number of strong women with determination and vision banded together creative groups, Archaeologists and historians. At first they moved into a disused shop but after years of tireless fundraising acquired Allinson Flour Mill . Hundreds of volunteers have spent 7 years renovating Queens Mill  and it has been used by a myriad of permanent groups, hosts eclectic music and is a Cultural and Historic Community Hub.