It was no dog’s life for Tessa, a two-year-old golden Labrador who made the Guardian headlin es back in March 1980.
Tessa was a regular at the Sir Robert Peel in Heckmondwike, where she was often seen wearing a flat cap, glasses and even smoking a pipe.
However the pooch was not a great fan of ale, though she did imbibe the occasional sherry on special occasions.
Tessa, who belonged to Mr and Mrs John Cocker of Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike, had recently given birth to a litter of 10 pups, and besides being a very obedient family dog, she often went retrieving with Mr Cocker when he went hunting.
Also back in 1980. Whitcliffe Mount School was buzzing with news of not just one new arrival – but three!
The rural studies department at the Cleckheaton school was celebrating the birth of three lambs, the first triplets ever born to the school’s flock.
The mother was known fondly as Pet Lamb and had been donated to the school by a local butcher who had kept her as a pet.