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Pontefract Years in Focus 1953

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1950s

PONTEFRACT IN 1953

6th February 1953 - THEY WERE IN THE HURRICANES PATH
A Pontefract airman and his wife, and a former Castleford man and his family, are among the thousands of people who have been made temporarily homeless by the hurricane which battered the East Coast of England during the weekend

6th February 1953 - CIVIC CALLS FOR HELP FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
Calls for help for the flood victims have gone out from civic leaders throughout the Pontefract and Castleford district. The Mayor of Pontefract, Alderman F.D. Leach, at the meeting of the Town Council, on Wednesday, expressed the town’s sympathy

6th February 1953 - YEAR WAS TO HAVE BEEN ONE OF CELEBRATION
"The Flood disaster... has cast a despondent atmosphere over a nation’s spirit in a year which was to have been one of complete jubilation," declares the Chairman of the Osgoldcross Rural Council.

13th February 1953 - GENEROUS HELP FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
Generous help from local districts for those who have suffered in the floods, which have ravished the East Coast has quickly been forthcoming, in money, clothing and bedding

27th March 1953 - LIFE OF ROYAL COURAGE
The nation is mourning the loss of a gracious personality and a great Queen. Queen Mary, who had been unwell for some weeks and confined to her home at Marlborough House, London, died in her sleep on Tuesday night

1st April 1953 - TRIBUTES TO QUEEN MARY
Last tributes to Queen Mary were paid throughout the country yesterday, when the funeral took place at Windsor Castle.

29th May 1953 - CORONATION EVENTS
Petty Officer G.R. White, an instructor at a Naval signal establishment, is among those forming part of the Naval contingent for the Coronation parade in London. At present serving on a regular engagement

29th May 1953 - PONTEFRACT CORONATION WEEK
Sunday 31st May at 10.45am: Civic Service, Parish Church.


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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