TWO cousins had an emotional reunion at a family party in Huddersfield after years apart.
Tracy Eland and Amanda Sykes were inseparable as children but did not see each other for three years after Tracy emigrated to Tenerife.
They were among about 70 members of the Robinson family at a party at the Ashfield Club, in Lepton.
The 1940s-theme party was a celebration of the lives of the late Jack and Irene Robinson, of Linthwaite, who married in 1946 and had seven girls and five boys.
Most of the 12 children were there, along with Jack and Irene's 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The most recent addition to the Robinson clan is 10-month-old Jonah Robinson.
Tracy, who flew in from Tenerife for the party, said: “Amanda and I were very close as kids and were little chatterboxes, so much so that granddad nicknamed us the 'old codgers'. It’s lovely to be back in Huddersfield, even though it’s freezing cold.”
Amanda added: “As kids we dreamed of emigrating to Dallas and marrying Bobby Ewing. I made it as far as Lindley!”
Members of the Robinson clan travelled from Sheffield, Manchester, London, Sussex and Kent for the party, which was organised by the eldest of Jack and Irene's children, Philip, and his wife Pamela.