SOOTY came to the wedding when Shirley Ramsden married James Dillon.

Shirley - whose father Harry launched the famous fish and chip chain - also had a well-known cousin, Sooty creator Harry Corbett.

The photograph, taken in 1956, was donated by Shirley to Aireborough Historical society

The couple were married at St John Fisher and St Thomas More Church in Burley-in-Wharfedale. The reception was held at the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley. Pictured left to right are - television producer Barney Colehan, Harry Corbett, Shirley, James, Harry Ramsden.

All Saints church in Ilkley held a teddy bears picnic in 1997. Youngsters are pictured with curate Nick Tucker and the Rev Peter Marshall.