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Pontefract Years in Focus 1946

YEARS IN FOCUS

LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1946

30th AUGUST 1946
WINNING THE PEACE

Recalling the times when holidays were holy days, the Vicar of All Saint's, the Rev A.J. Poole, says in the September issue of the All Saint's Parish Magazine - ''Times have changed. Man no longer sees life as something centred upon and revolving around God. Man is selfish in that he is self-centred. I do not merely mean that man is wanting more and more money for less work; jumping places in the queue; elbowing the old and infirm out of the way; or taking pride in black-market deals. These are but the symptoms of a dread disease which has affected mankind. This self-centredness of man is showing itself in the idea of thinking Man as being British! has won the war by his cleverness and strength, and that man, or at least his agents delegated to attend at Paris, can win peace. Winning the peace is going to begin in the heart of the individual; by the individual in ever-growing numbers, living God-directed lives. 'Life' is an entity of itself. It is the result of the interweaving of the spiritual and the secular. To attempt to live in terms of the one to the exclusion of the other is quite impossible..

A FISHING VICTORY

The Pontefract United Angling Club won the Whitham Trophy at Low Dunsford, near York, on Sunday. Although they had competed for the trophy for a number of years, this was their first success. The best catch, nearly 71bs, was made by G.J. Thacker, of the Pontefract Club.

[ 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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