Custer's Last Band singer Stephen Akrigg dies

A man who played in a popular band for more than 25 years has died.

Stephen Akrigg, 65, died on Christmas Day at Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, near Keighley.

Mr Akrigg, who was born in Skipton, was well known in the area as a singer in Custer’s Last Band, which had given performances at Skipton Gala since the mid-1980s.

An entrepreneur, he had worked as a plumber and ran a laundry equipment business before establishing Yellison Farm Goats at Carleton.

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