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Pontefract Years in Focus 1968

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1960s

PONTEFRACT IN 1968

0th June 1968 - A Small World Indeed
Visitors to Pontefract have frequently stated that no town of its size in the country is better equipped with shops.

14th July 1968 - Bygone Tradesman Was Twice Mayor of Pontefract
The article about the Pontefract firm of Vaux Bros Ltd., which appeared a fortnight ago in our series, ‘They have served you for many years,’ has brought some added detail from Councillor Mary Nunns

18th July 1968 - K.O.Y.L.I. Merged Into New Regiment
The 213-year-old history of The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry came to an end last Wednesday when the regiment merged into one of the Army’s newly-born regiments, ‘The Light Infantry’.

25th July 1968 - Chapter Comes to an End
Another chapter in the history of Pontefract will come to an end on Tuesday with the closing of the 259-year-old Church of England Girl's Secondary School in Northgate.


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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