THE stars were out in Lindley.
Many familiar faces from TV and the cinema were at the No 10 bar in Lidget Street to celebrate actor Richard Thorp’s 80th birthday.
The star - the longest-serving cast member in the hit soap Emmerdale - was joined by family and friends.
Thorp has been an actor for many decades, appearing in such great British films as The Dambusters (1955) and the 1957 film The Barretts of Wimpole Street.
In The Dambusters, he played Squadron Leader H E Maudslay, alongside stars Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave.
But he is best known for playing the part of Alan Turner on ITV soap Emmerdale since 1982.
Some of his previous TV roles have included Dr John Rennie in Emergency Ward 10 (1957–67), Doug Randall in Crossroads (1975) and Det Sgt Jacklin in Strangers (1982).
His party was hosted by No 10 owner Nikki Schofield, who has been a family friend for more than 30 years.
She said: “We were delighted when Richard and his family asked us to put on the party for his 80th birthday.
“He used to live in Barkisland and I have known him for many years, but he moved to Wales although obviously he spends a lot of time back in Yorkshire for the filming of Emmerdale”.
Among the guests were Chris Chittell, who plays Eric Pollard in the Yorkshire TV drama, and Lorraine Chase.
The actress starred in the soap as Steph Stokes, Alan Turner’s daughter.
She was joined at the party by his real family - sons Douglas and Steven and daughter Katie.