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ALWAYS LOVED PONTEFRACT

ADDED 18 OCTOBER 2006

I have only just started reading The Digest magazine. In the October issue it brought back many memories. By the way, I am 87 and I have had three strokes so I needed to have my memory jogged!

Does anyone remember the baker, Mr. Johnson? When he was made Mayor of Pontefract he took all the schoolchildren to the pictures but my highlight was the bag of buns we got when we came out of the cinema. I had never had bought buns as my dad would not allow them. The film was ĎRin Tin Tiní. Mr. Johnson was Mayor on two occasions but I canít remember that film.

I lived all my school life in Kings Mead and went to Love Lane School which I loved but then I was sent to Baghill which I never liked. The only good thing was, Valley Gardenís was a liquorice field and we used to pull up a root and suck it all the way to school.

I was married during the war but I could not get a house in Pontefract and had to get a flat in Featherstone. I have had a good life here and made many friends but I will always love Pontefract. I have been back many times.

Mrs J. McNicholas


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