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Pontefract Years in Focus 1946

YEARS IN FOCUS

LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1946

3rd MAY 1946
PRETTY PANTOMIME

A very pleasant evening's entertainment was staged at All Saint's Church House, Pontefract, on Saturday, when Miss Wynne Greene, of Knottingley, produced the pantomime, ''The Old Women who lived in a Shoe''.  Apart from two adult comedians - Asher Astbury as the Dame, and Horace Hunter, as King Babbles, whose efforts to amuse the audience were highly successful the cast consisted of about 35 well-trained talented youngsters who gave a varied display of dancing, and some pleasing vocal numbers. The production was prettily dressed and well controlled. Mrs H. Clayton was the accompanist, and the spotlight efforts were in the hands of Mr. G. Dyson. The effort which was arranged by Mr. W.W. Barber, raised about 15 for Scout funds.

HONOUR FOR SCOUT

Peter Featherstone, of Carleton Terrace, Pontefract, a Patrol Leader with the 5th Pontefract (St Giles's) Troop of Boy Scouts, was one of the ten Scouts selected from the West Riding to attend the first post-war rally held at Windsor, where the King took the salute on Sunday, at Llanberris, Caernarvonshire, the centre of a holiday group known as the Snowden Scout Group, of which he is the Troop Leader.

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Years in Focus is researched by Maurice Haigh and reproduced
with the kind permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express.


Pontefract news from the 1930's


 

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