THE young people giving it their all on stage in this week’s picture are members of Skipton Young Farmers, in a pantomime which probably took place in the late 1950s.

The photograph was sent to us by farmer’s daughter Eileen Addyman, who is one of the budding thespians taking part.

Eileen’s father Jack Addyman farmed at Hagg Farm, Embsay, where Eileen and her brother still live today.

She said: “I can’t remember the details but I think we were were supposed to be slaves, probably in the Roman era. The panto was probably held in the Trinity Methodist Hall in Skipton.” Eileen recalls that the young actors, some of whom are still farming today, are, from left, Brenda Lawson, Mary Lawson (seated), unknown, Elsie Tiffany (nee Lawson), Peter North, Eileen Addyman (kneeling), Ivor John Lawson, Anne Emmott (nee Hall), Sadie Archer.

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