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Pontefract Years in Focus 1959

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1950s

PONTEFRACT IN 1959

13 November 1959
OVER 300 PEOPLE ATTENDED

Over 300 people attended the annual Pontefract General Infirmary dance held in Wordsworth Ballroom, on Friday, and organised by the Sports and Social Club. Mr. C. Killingbeck was the M.C. Refreshments were served The proceeds were for club funds.

297th ANNIVERSARY

A holiday gift sale in the Pontefract Congregational Church School on Saturday, was opened by Mrs N.B. Hood. The stalls were in charge of women members of the church and refreshments were served. The Minister, the Reverend H. Walker, offered thanks to the helpers for an effort that raised 44-10s-0 for church funds. On Sunday the 297th Anniversary celebrations were continued.

CAKE COMPETITION

A cake competition was held on Monday by the Sisterhood of the Central Methodist Church, Pontefract, in the Church Hall, and was won by Mrs G. Poppleton.  Miss F.P. Marsh spoke to the members and also entertained the company with a monologue and Mrs D. Chambers sang solos. Refreshments were served.

1959 INDEX


 

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