ADDED 6 JANUARY 2007
begin by congratulating you for the publication of such an interesting
magazine. I look forward to receiving the Pontefract Digest every month.
reading the article
The Bombing of Pontefract and the time-bomb which fell in Mayors
Walk Avenue, I visited Mr. Bill Brewer in Rosedale, armed with the
Digest. We both agreed that the bomb fell in Mr. and Mrs Ponds garden
and not either Mr. Penty or Mrs Miller as stated in some published
remember quite distinctly the evening in question as I lived with my
parents at Elstree, now No. 4, a bungalow straight opposite to Mr and
Mrs Ponds garden. After the all clear, we went over the road and
actually stood by the crater talking to Mr and Mrs Ponds thinking that
was the blast which blew our windows out. A warden came down the avenue
and shouted, "Come away from there - that bomb hasn't gone off yet!"
Needless to say we beat a hasty retreat!
photographs of the bomb and those brave soldiers were taken by my
father, Mr. J. Maud, and given to each man along with contributions from
neighbours as a thank you.
like to correct one point in Bill's letter of 12th to you, a copy of
which he sent to me. The bomb dropped in No. 16 was the home of Mr and
Mrs Morrell. Mrs Dalglish was Mrs Morrell's sister and she, together
with her young daughter, spent the war years living with Mrs Morrell.
There is a photograph of Mrs Morrell in the April edition (issue no. 14)
taken at Northgate School in 1954 where she was a teacher. Mrs Dalglish
also taught there for a time during her stay.
the Digest will continue to go from strength to strength and will
continue to bring back memories of Pontefract long ago.
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