LITTONDALE'S Got Talent returned to Amerdale Hall to great acclaim and a totally sold out village hall.

Brilliantly hosted by Daphne Corbin and Brenda Cowan - think Tess and Claudia - this evening is proof, if proof were needed, that Littondalers (and friends) really do have some splendid talents to offer.

With a fantastic range of skills on stage the packed hall was treated to music from young brothers Andrew Clay on guitar and James Clay on accordion. Richard Hargreaves was hugely entertaining playing flute and ukulele and Alison Hughes sang and beautifully accompanied by ukulele, with wagon wheels to boot. Jack Tattersall dazzled with his excellent yo-yo skills. Britain’s favourite girl band reformed, for one night only, ‘Desperate Housewives’ they started their comeback tour, in Amerdale Hall and splendidly performed a hilarious version of Amarillo, with a host of local and famous icons from Robin Miller to Usain Bolt joining them on stage.

Mixing raw masculinity with Olympic athleticism, Littondale’s Synchronised Swimmers were a sight to behold! We hadn’t realised this very well equipped hall included a pool.

The evening was topped off with a very special ‘care in the Littondale community’ project, with a special guest appearance from the remarkable Angelos. We wondered if this was a case of “can old dogs learn new tricks?” . Well yes they can - the audience were treated to ‘Old Men Grooving’. And groove, they most certainly did.

The performances were spectacularly judged by Chairman, Simon Martyn Cowell of Arncliffe, Dame Darcy Cowan, former darling of the Royal Ballet from Litton and last but not least Craig Greville Nettleton. Their word is final and 14 year old, accordion playing James Clay was declared the deserving winner of Littondale’s Got Talent 2018.

The organisers would like to thank all those who took part and everyone who came to see the show. Huge thanks to you all for helping make a fantastic evening happen and for helping raise an incredible £1400 for the upkeep of the village hall.

Jane Smith