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Years in Focus

YEARS IN FOCUS

Pontefract and Castleford Express news and events archives

All material in this section has been researched by Maurice Haigh and is reproduced with the permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express

A look back at past events in the history of Knottingley and Ferrybridge through material sourced by Maurice Haigh from the Pontefract and Castleford Express newspaper archives. Do you remember what you were doing back in the 1960s and 1970s when these events were taking place? Perhaps you remember them or even participated in them?  More dates to follow.

  • Years Available
    • 1880 -
    • 1904 - The year Buffalo Bill toured Yorkshire
    • 1929 - Disastrous Fire at Bagley's Glassworks
    • 1947 - Some of the most severe floods across the district in living memory
    • 1950 -
    • 1952 - Move of Historic Church
    • 1961 - Beginning of the End for Aire Street
    • 1962 - Aire Street Traders Reject Plan
    • 1963 - Massive Blaze at Kings Mills
    • 1964 - Sabrina opens the Knottingley and Ferrybridge Carnival
    • 1965 - Ferrybridge Cooling Towers Collapse
    • 1966 - Death of Mr. John Jackson
    • 1967 - Death of Mr. K. Bagley
    • 1968 - Knottingley Foundry Closed
    • 1970 - Sisters Farewell to Fish and Chip Shop
    • 1971 - 'D' for Decimal Day
    • 1979 - The Death of the Earl of Rosse


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