YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s
PONTEFRACT IN 1946
2nd AUGUST 1946
Some 300 hundred people gathered in the Miner's Welfare
Institute, Pontefract, on Tuesday, at a boxing match between boys of the
Miner's Welfare Youth Club and of the St. Patrick's Youth Club, Leeds.
The Pontefract boxers won five of eight fights, and three other
contests. Organised by Mr. R. Lodge, leader of the Pontefract Club, the
event raised some 20 pounds for club funds. Police Superintendent J.L.
Dunn and Detective Inspector Sykes helped in the arrangements. Other
officials were, Messrs A.E. Farrally, A.S. Dobson and T. Gingell.
SCOUT APPEAL FUND
Since it was reported on April 17th that the
Pontefract District Scout Appeal Fund had reached a total of £436,
donations reaching a total of £202 have been received, making a total of
£638 as far as the general effort is concerned. The Scout's personal
efforts have reached £81 to date, thus swelling the fund to £719. The
envelope collection realised £112 thanks to the ungrudging work of the
Special Police and Toc. H.
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in Focus is researched by Maurice Haigh and reproduced
with the kind
permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express.