SHE was a pub landlady with a heart of gold.
Mrs Iris Wright, who died last week aged 77, spent 23 years behind the bar at The Black Horse in Dalton.
In that time she and the pub regulars raised many hundreds of pounds for charity, mainly for children and disabled people.
Mrs Wright was famed for her Friday night domino cards, with £1 going to the winner and eight shillings (40p) into her charity `pot'.
"She loved doing the cards," recalled her husband, Bill. "And the customers would pester her to run card after card."
Mrs Wright was brought up in Cambridge and was a supervisor in Woolworths.
She met her husband-to-be while he was working on laying sewers to her village and the pair married 54 years ago.
They moved to Grange Moor in the late 1950s, when Mr Wright started work as an excavator driver at an open-cast mine in the area.
They were licensees at The Rose and Crown in Holmfirth - better known as The Nook - for 18 months before taking over The Black Horse in 1963.
Mrs Wright also used to organise regular trips for her customers to shows in cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Bradford.
Her big passion was travel and she and her husband enjoyed holidays, including cruises on the QE2.
Her funeral will take place at noon on Friday at St John's Church, Lepton.