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THANKS FOR PUBLISHING YOUR SITE

With regards to the 'Memories of Pontefract' by Maureen Holt, I remember all of the things she mentioned.

I went to Pontefract Secondary Modern boys in back Northgate with her brother Terry and my wife also knew Maureen O'Hara, as she was then.  She remembers how all the girls used to run after Terry in those days.  My grandmother used to live at the other end of Tanshelf in St. George's Terrace opposite the Queens Hotel.

On the picture of Pontefract bus station when it first opened, my wife believes the man stood in it is her father Bill Harriman who was a bus driver for many years with South Yorkshire Motors.

Regarding the railway photos of Peter Cookson, the one showing Grovetown mentions the pub which, not knowing the name well, was not only a pub but an off-licence.

Many thanks for publishing your site on the Internet as living in Australia we never get to see anything about Pontefract except on the Internet.

Hope you have continued success with your magazine.

Alan and Ondrea Brook
aobrook (at) kooee.com.au
4 September 2005


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