History group’s birthday meeting

Two talks and a slide show will be held at Pocklington History Group’s meeting on Thursday 18 April to celebrate its sixth birthday.

Andrew Sefton, the group’s archivist, will show slides of new material he has received over the last year.

A talk by Phil Gilbank will make sense of the puzzling manor(s) of Pocklington.

Meanwhile, Jim Ainscough will discuss the remarkable life of George Harsh, an American murderer sentenced to the electric chair, but survived to serve as a Royal Canadian Air Force tail gunner and claimed he met Churchill at Pocklington.

The meeting, at the Old Courthouse, in George Street, Pocklington, starts at 7.30pm.