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A WONDERFUL MAGAZINE

ADDED 27 June 2006

Thank you so much for the Digest - a wonderful magazine!

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed reading it. I have every one printed and will one day give them to my grandchildren.

I moved to the United States about 48 years ago but have made many wonderful trips back home to Pontefract. I really do love all the pictures and the many stories. I have yet to recognise anyone but I do remember all the places. I attended Willow Park school and was in Pinderfields Hospital in the early 1950's during the Polio epidemic. I had a good friend by my bed side in the Iron Lung. I worked down Wordsworth Yard at Burling and Mending.

Most of my good friends have since passed on but I do have fond memories of Smith's bakery shop, dancing at the Town Hall, the covered Market Hall with the wonderful smell of Pork Pie and the bog blobs of pork fat that my Dad took to the mines every day for his meal.

My mum was head bartender at the beautiful Red Lion Hotel and afternoon tea there was yummy! The Hotel was like you would see in the old movies now.

I still have family in Pontefract and still love to come home. My uncle sends me the Digest magazine every month. Great job! - it's so well done.

Eveline Fothergill, United States.
27 June 2006


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