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Joe Scales happily shoeing a horse belonging to Dawn Stubbs the daughter of his employer, butcher John Stubbs, at the smithy in Dean's Lane. (Taken after the war).
Joe Scales happily shoeing a horse belonging to Dawn Stubbs the daughter of his employer, butcher John Stubbs, at the smithy in Dean's Lane. (Taken after the war).

Memories of the Second World War at Pocklington were revived when Pocklington and District Local History Group met recently.

Jim and Margaret Ainscough gave a presentation about a young evacuee, Michael Ford, who was a pupil at Hull’s Hymers College which shared Pocklington School’s facilities until the end of 1942. He maintained detailed and warm recollections and friendships of his wartime experiences right up to the time of his death in 2013, and Michael passed on everything he remembered about Pocklington to Jim and Margaret Ainscough when they were writing the book ‘Pocklington at War’.

Read Jim’s full story in next week’s (4 December) Pocklington Post.