£42 was raised for the National Chidrenís Home and Orphanage by a
house-to-house collection in Pontefract.
May 1952 - Local Seaman Killed off Korea
Admiralty announced on Friday that Able Seaman Alan Greenwood, of
Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, had been killed in action off Korea in the
May 1952 - Supper and Social Evening
Next Event to be held by the Pontefract Combined Ex-Services Association
is to be a supper and social evening for the entertainment of the
wounded men at Chapel Allerton Hospital
June 1952 - Moneymakers
small but well-attended informal garden party held at Parkside Farm,
Pontefract, the home of Mr. and Mrs Townend, last week, by members of
the Pontefract Parish Church, raised £41 for the work of the Church
July 1952 - Lifelong
and Mrs Frank Esplay, of Kingís Mead, Pontefract, who went to school
together, continued their companionship when they left, and eventually
married, celebrate their golden wedding with a family party tomorrow
August 1952 - Cadets Were Bombed - With Flour!
5th Cadet Battalion K.O.Y.L.I. returned home on Sunday after a week in
camp at Skegness
October 1952 - New Chapter for Methodism in Pontefract
Methodism at the height of its power and
glory was recalled in Pontefract, on Tuesday, when a part of the first
church built in the town for a lifetime or more was officially opened.
October 1952 - To The Memory of King George VI
Leaders of civic life in the Pontefract and
Castleford districts and the West Riding drew attention this week to
local funds opened to provide a permanent memorial to King George VI.