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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
YOUNG BOXERS

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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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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