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Pontefract Years in Focus 1946

YEARS IN FOCUS

LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1946

2nd AUGUST 1946
WOMEN AND WAR

The assertion that women can rule out wars was made at a Mother's Union garden party at Pontefract yesterday week. The event was organised by the All Saint's Church Branch of the Union, and was held at All Saint's Vicarage, Southgate, where tea tables were laid out attractively in the garden, and side-shows were organised, with stalls that attracted a busy trade. The opening ceremony was performed by Mrs J. Peel, of Wakefield, who was introduced by the Vicar of All Saint's, the Reverend A.J. Poole.  Mrs Peel commended the mothers for their courage in holding a garden fete in the very first week of bread rationing, and said the shortages resulting from the war gave them food for thought of the responsibilities of the mother. Mothers had coped with the rationing, and there were other problems with which they could just as effectively

"After all, the Mothers Union is a very powerful body, and if we put our backs into the work, we can bring about a world in which wars are regarded as just silly".

Mrs Peel was thanked by Mrs Poole.

FIVES CUP

The final of the Shipley Fives Cup competition took place on the courts of the Pontefract Secondary Modern Boy's School, last week. The finalists were Eric Brook and William Herd, and the former won easily. In presenting the cup, the donor, Rev A.G. Shipley of Ferrybridge, congratulated the boys on their excellent play and said he considered the game one of the finest sports in the country. To mark the occasion each finalist received a Savings Certificate, subscribed for by the staff of the school.  Mr. Shipley was thanked for his services by the Headmaster of the school, Mr. F.J. Howells, and the boys gave three hearty cheers.

[ 1946 Index ]


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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