THEATRE company The Jay Walkers will tour Craven to perform their spring production No Job for a Woman.

The play was inspired by a trip to Armley Mills Museum at Leeds in 2016.

The playwright, Jamesine Cundell Walker, knew she had a great aunt who was employed there when it was still a working textile mill.

Family research and her own memories of Armley folk back in the 50s and 60s provided the basis for a story which is part fact, part fiction.

A spokesman for The Jay Walkers said: "The play brings to life a tight-knit working class community which has now long gone. It was a world where everyone knew their neighbours and deprivation was survived with determination and humour. You will laugh at and cry with the women of Armley who survived and thrived."

The Jay Walkers have been established since 2009 and tour the local area in spring and autumn.

They perform for the convenience and benefit of local communities, using church and village halls as their venue.

Performances will take place at 7.30pm in the Grassington Octagon on Friday, May 5; Cononley Village Institute on Saturday, May 6; Skipton Little Theatre on Sunday, May 7; Gargrave Village Hall on Friday, May 12; and Skipton Town Hall on Thursday, May 18.

Tickets for the Grassington, Cononley and Gargrave shows cost £8 and are available by ringing 01765 640027.

Tickets for the Skipton performances also cost £8. Skipton Little Theatre seats are available by ringing 07527 141176 and Skipton Town Hall tickets are available by phoning 01756 706407.