MIKE Yarwood, dropped in to Hayfield Knitting Wools of Glusburn 50 years ago.

The impressionist, comedian and actor, who at the time was appearing at The Queen's Hotel, Blackpool, was at the factory to open its new distribution depot and balling plant.

Hugely popular in the 1970s, Mike Yarwood, now 79, is retired and living in Weybridge, Surrey.