GARGRAVE Pantomime Group turned back the years with a performance of Babes in the Wood for its 60th anniversary show.

It was the first panto to be put on by the group back in 1964, repeated 10 years later in 1974, and once again, in 1982.

And it was the perfect choice for the 60th anniversary show, performed to a highly appreciative audience in the village hall at the weekend and featuring a cast of almost 40 people, including children as five years old, Babes in the Wood is a traditional family pantomime which follows the attempts of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham to kidnap the babes from under the watchful eye of Nurse Nellie.

With a little help from the Fairy Tweet, Robin Hood, Maid Marian and Robin’s band of Merry Men rescue the babes from the Sheriff’s clutches and save the day.