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Pontefract Years in Focus 1946

YEARS IN FOCUS

LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1946

11 January 1946 - Red Cross Work Appreciated
At the annual meeting of the West Riding branch of the National Farmers Union, in Leeds, on Friday, it was stated that 232,150 was collected for the Red Cross Agricultural Fund.

11 January 1946 - Presumed Dead
Mrs A.Linley, of 14, Olivers Mount, Pontefract, has received official notification from the War Office that her husband, Private Arthur Linley, of the York and Lancaster Regiment, who was reported missing...

11 January 1946 - Presumed Dead
Mr. and Mrs G.W. Hill.of 5 Mill Hill, Pontefract, have been informed by the Air Ministry that their son, Flight Lieutenant G.W. Hill, who has been missing since May 5th 1945...

11 January 1946 - Landmark Disappears
A familiar structure to Pontefract people for generations, the Waterloo Monument, Swanhill Lane, which was another 'leaning monument', has disappeared

25 January 1946 - Pontefract Bank 5 Note Singed by Mr. Trueman
Some light on the man responsible for the erection of the leaning monument in Pontefract (the destruction of which was recorded a fortnight ago),  is provided in a sketch of the history of the 'Pontefract Bank', written nearly seventy years ago...

1st March 1946 - Hague Brothers Pontefract
After Naval Service during the war, as a Lieutenant with the R.N.V.R., Mr. E.S.W. Marr, the second son of Mr. J.W. Marr, now of Scarborough, is to take control of Hague Bros., Drapers, Pontefract.

17th April 1946 - Realising A High Ambition
One more section has now been added to the new Community Centre at Carleton, Pontefract, as was reported in The Express on Friday

3rd May 1946 - University Cricketer
G.T. Gardner, the Pontefract cricketer, who has shown much promise as an opening batsman, was a member of a Leeds University team which was defeated by Yorkshire County, at Weetwood, on Wednesday.

3rd May 1946 - Pretty Pantomime
A very pleasant evening's entertainment was staged at All Saint's Church House, Pontefract, on Saturday, when Miss Wynne Greene, of Knottingley, produced the pantomime, ''The Old Women who lived in a Shoe".

10th May 1946 - Encouragement For Nurses
A pleasant ceremony at the Pontefract General Infirmary, on Wednesday, marked the first annual prize distribution to the nurses.

31st May 1946 - 40 Years at Pontefract King's School
Old Boys and everyone connected with the King's School, Pontefract, will learn with regret that the Geography Master at the school, Mr. A. Hudson, is to retire in July.

26th June 1946 - Parents At School
Parents were able to see for themselves how their daughters education is progressing at the Pontefract and District Girls High School on Tuesday and Wednesday, which were 'open' days.

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

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

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


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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