Top time at pantomime

After a ten year lapse, pantomime made a welcome return to Tansley in 1980 with Jack and the Beanstalk.

Written by Joyce Leaney and produced by Peter Clark, the performance was initially scheduled to run for three nights.

But the show was extremely popular with attendees and word soon spread of the marvel.

Owing to this, the demand was so great that the organisers had no choice but to add a fourth night to the pantomime.

Thelma O’Connor, Eileen Wilding, Sadie Toplis, Karen Gratton are just some of the actors and actresses pictured above.

Other stars of the show include Dinah Gregory, Steve Dalton, Gordon Wilding and Jayne Newton.