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Pontefract Years in Focus 1940

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1940

7th June 1940 - Lost In Norway For A Month
A dramatic story of his ordeal in Norway after a narrow escape from German forces can be told by a local soldier, Private G. Perrin, formerly of Carleton and now of Banks Avenue, Pontefract, who arrived home this week. [more..]

28th June 1940 - More All-in-Wrestling at Pontefract for War Effort
The committee of the Pontefract War Appeal staged a second all-in-wrestling tournament in the Assembly Rooms, Pontefract, on Friday, and the popularity of the venture was confirmed by a large civilian audience, which showed its appreciation of the fare [more..]

11th October 1940 - The War Effort in Pontefract
Under the aegis of the Ministry of Information, the Pontefract Area Information Committee, of which Councillor W. Ryder is the chairman, is in the midst of a ‘United Effort Week’ to demonstrate the nations war effort. [more..]

8th November 1940 - Princess Royal Sees Pontefract Women's War Work
On Friday, for the second time since the war began, the Princess Royal paid a visit to Pontefract to inspect local war services. [more..]


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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