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Pontefract Years in Focus 1946

YEARS IN FOCUS

LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1946

26th JUNE 1946
EX-AIRMAN'S PLANS

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 war pensions.

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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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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