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Pontefract Years in Focus 1959

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1950s

PONTEFRACT IN 1959

20 November 1959
FESTIVAL OF QUEENS

The annual Festival of Queens of the Central Methodist Church, Pontefract, yesterday week, raised about 200 for the funds of the National Children's Home. Despite dense fog, about 300 children and parents gathered to watch five queens of local Sunday Schools - there were to have been eight, but the fog prevented that - with their attendants, parade through the hall, to be welcomed by the Mayor of Pontefract, Councillor J. Walton. Later, ten other representatives of local Sunday schools handed purses containing money collected for the cause to the Mayoress, Mrs Walton. Mr. J. Shaw presided at the Festival, and the Deputation Secretary of the National Children's Home, Mr. A.L. Malden, outlined the work of the home.

Prayers were offered by the Minister of the church, the Reverend R.P. Marshall. Miss Jean Brindley was on the piano and entertainment was provided by Percy Edwards, the radio "Birdman".

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