COLOUR photography was commonplace by 1970 - which allows us to appreciate the colourful clothing of these pupils of Hellifield School in that year.

The picture is another sent to us by Allan Mason, of Jennygill Crescent, Skipton, whose daughter Beverley is on on the back row - and has named most of her fellow pupils.

Back row are, from left: Adrian Percy, headteacher Mike Steel, Sabrina Stockdale, Janette Stapleton, Phillip Howarth, Kennet Leak, Brian Preston, Beverley Mason, Mrs Bowker. Middle row: Darren Beresford, Ruth Phillip, Jane Stansfield, Janet Fearnley, Linda Robinson, ?, Linda Steele, Christine Underwood, Gail Outhwaite. Front: Malcolm Dawson, Brian Underwood, Paul Percy, Neil Stockdale, Ian Grey, Alex Venn, ? Dawson.

Allan adds that Mike Steel was a good footballer, playing for teams in Hellifield and Grassington. And Hellifield’s Kenneth Leak is, of course, one of the Herald’s longest-serving local correspondents.

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