IT'S HARD to believe this happy group of schoolgirls was photographed more than a century ago.

The image of the pupils at South View School, Yeadon, was taken by E E Slater of Hopeville House, probably onto a glass slide in about 1900. The picture is from the archives of Aireborough Historical Society.

Archivist Carlo Harrison said: "You can see from the faces of these girls compared to faces of adults that you see in Victorian photographs that no one told them not to smile, so their natural happiness just comes out. You will notice on all photographs of adults from this time that no one is smiling, this was considered to be a very vulgar thing to do."

In 1960 Burley-in-Wharfedale Conservatives were resplendent in their finery for a dance. The picture is from the archives of the Ilkley Gazette.

First World War Sentences by Richard Thackrah.

Arctic style weather during part of the Easter holidays.

Ilkley Guild of Play in Wesleyan Church School undenominational in character .It has as its object the amusement of children on the lines best calculated to develop intelligence, conduct and manners; and to improve physique, to say nothing of mothers doing household duties against the incessant wants of little children.