IN July 1913, 12-year-old John Greenwood used his mastery of the Australian crawl to win five trophies in the Kildwick Swimming Gala, then held annually in the river by the Aire Bridge. Young John came from a renowned local family of swimmers and in later life took part in many aquatic exhibitions, where one of his tricks was to escape Houdini-like from a tied sack thrown into the water. Our thanks for the picture and the information go to Trevor Hargreaves, of Station Road, Grassington, who kindly brought in several pictures to the Herald office which will be featured in coming weeks. Meanwhile, the picture featured two weeks ago of the Barnoldswick Evening Institute drama section's rehearsal of the play 'Charley's Aunt' prompted memories from reader Stuart Pepper, who writes: "What a nice surprise... I was one of the cast, the other members were Peter Taylor, Keith Bellwood, John Hargreaves, Rita Broughton, Diane Cook, Joe Rigby, Alan Watson - who was also the director - Jeanette Holdsworth and Suzanne Coates. The stage manager was Mr Alan Slater."
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