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Pontefract Years in Focus 1959

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1950s

PONTEFRACT IN 1959

25 September 1959
BATTLE OF BRITAIN WEEK

As part of the week's activities at Pontefract, the local branch of the Royal Air Force Association held a whist drive in the Gymnasium at the Barracks, Pontefract, on Friday. It was arranged by the secretary, Mr. R. Gosney, of Ferrybridge, and Mr. F. Jones, of Pontefract. The prizes were presented by Mr. C. Tait, and the serving of refreshments was supervised by the treasurer, Mr. C. Wheldon. About 3 was raised for the Association's funds.

Battle of Britain Sunday was observed at the Pontefract Parish Church, when members of the local branch of the R.A.F. Association led by the President, attended the service, which was conducted by the Vicar, Canon R.G. Clarke, and a member of the Association, Mr. R. Fisher, read a lesson.

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