YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s
PONTEFRACT IN 1946
26th JUNE 1946
Plans for a Royal Air Force Association week,
culminating in a church service on the anniversary of the Battle of
Britain, September 15th, were discussed by the Pontefract branch of the
Association last week. Mr. A. Warrington presided over the meeting, and
was accompanied by the Treasurer, Mr. L. Mackereth, and other officials.
Reporting on the annual conference of the Association, in London, the
Chairman said the membership had risen to over 100,000. Other items
discussed were the placing of ex-R.A.F. men in suitable employment, and
PARENTS AT SCHOOL
Parents were able to see for themselves how
their daughters education is progressing at the Pontefract and District
Girls High School on Tuesday and Wednesday, which were 'open' days. They
gathered in large numbers and were impressed by the glimpses of the
curriculum provided through the entertainment which was staged for them.
The programme for the two days included a play in French, 'La Belle et
La Bete' (Beauty and the Beast), performed by Hilary Peel, Ann
Goodenough, Jean Phillips, Jessie Carruthers and Hilda Gough, and an
amusing A.A. Milne playlet, 'The Ugly Duckling' in which the parts were
taken by Christine M. Brindley, Monica M. Backhouse, Mary Marshall, Olga
P. Mason, Sheila M. Thornton, Ruth Parker and Barbara L. Frisby.
The School Orchestra gave a good account of themselves in 'Springtime'
and 'Summertime' by Charles Woodhouse, and in Offenbach's 'Barcarolle'.
There were also items by a violin class, a group of nursery rhymes in
two part canon, songs and modern settings of poems by Wordsworth,
Longfellow and Helena Kent. A variety of dances were performed and each
day there was an interval during which visitors could see an exhibition
needlework arts and crafts.
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in Focus is researched by Maurice Haigh and reproduced
with the kind
permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express.