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Pontefract Years in Focus 1944

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1944

30 June 1944
SWIMMING GALA

A committee of the Pontefract Air Raid Warden's Service, consisting of Messrs L.D. Rose, (Chairman), J. Wakefield (Treasurer), A. Hawley, J.G. Dudley and W.H. Fellows, organised a swimming gala in aid of the Pontefract Comforts Fund for the Merchant Navy which was held in the Pontefract Baths on Wednesday. The gala was opened by the Mayor of Pontefract, Councillor F.W. Lane, and a large crowd watched 16 events; a water polo match between a R.A.F. team and the Chief Warden's team, which the latter won; an exhibition by Miss Doris Storey, holder of the 200 yards breast stroke record who has represented England in Australia, and in the last Olympic Games in Germany.  The prizes were presented by Capt C.C.B. Vacher, D.S.O., R.N. The starter and referee for polo, was Alderman G. Wright, J.P.  Mr. F.R.C. Archer and Mr. W. Colley judged the diving, and the swimming was judged by Deputy Head Warden's.

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