EX-pupils of St Michael's School, Howe Bridge, are invited back to recall life in the good old days at an open day on February 3.

Everyone is invited to the event between 11am and 3pm to meet church and school officials and view the many archive exhibits on show.

These include church registers, school log books, admission registers and old maps, the 1891 census for Howe Bridge and pictures of classes, walking days and sports.

Anyone who has any photographs, programmes or magazines to contribute is also invited.

It is hoped that the day will raise much-needed funds. Though admission is free donations are invited for the open day fund which will be shared equally between the church and school.

Copies of the Howe Bridge 2001 calendar containing 14 previously unpublished archive pictures are still available, price £4.