A FORMER headmaster turned artist made a good impression when he took the floor as speaker at a meeting of the Huddersfield Ladies’ Lifeboat Luncheon Club.

Seventy-seven guests enjoyed a cold buffet lunch at Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby.

Afterwards, Mr Thornton, who was a teacher and headmaster at various schools in Bradford before forging a career as an artist, demonstrated his skills as a caricaturist.

The event raised £472.20 for RNLI funds.