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.
July 1968 - Bygone Tradesman Was Twice Mayor of Pontefract
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
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’.
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.
in Focus is researched by Maurice Haigh and reproduced with the kind
permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express.