THIS month marks the 50th anniversary since singer, Lulu, visited the Bradford home of one of her young fans.

Lulu, whose hits include 'Shout,' 'Boom bang-a-bang' and 'Relight My Fire,' arrived in the style to which celebrities are accustomed when she was accompanied to young Paul David Mackenzie's Buttershaw home in an £11,000 Silver Shadow Rolls Royce driven by James Corrigan in July 1967.

According to the Telegraph & Argus report at the time, Lulu was appearing at James Corrigan's Batley Variety Club - a venue which attracted some of the big name artists, including Shirley Bassey, during its glittering heyday.

The star made a special trip to see 10-year-old Paul at his home in Buttershaw Drive and sign his autograph book.

Paul, who, according to the report, was a pupil at Lister Lane special school, Bradford, had to undergo a series of operations on his leg.

The report explained when the club had opened earlier that year, there had been scores of requests to leave autograph books for the stars to sign.

However, the request wasn't considered to be possible and, in fairness, no books were accepted with one exception - that belonging to Paul due to his special circumstances.

The report went on to say that since the club's opening, every star had signed the book, including the late Jayne Mansfield.

When Lulu heard about it she asked to see Paul and sign the book in his presence so a tea party was arranged with the report detailing the 'big spread of sandwiches and cakes' prepared by Paul's mum, Mrs Kenneth Mackenzie who, it said lived there with her husband, their three young daughters and son Paul.

Unsurprisingly, news of Lulu's arrival apparently 'spread like wildfire' and within minutes the streets were lined with people - children were even pressing their noses up against the windows to get a glimpse of the singer as she enjoyed tea with Paul and his family and signed his book. Mrs Mackenzie presented Lulu with a bouquet.

According to the report, while Lulu chatted with Paul, Mr Corrigan revealed plans for a £250,000 entertainment centre on a six acre site adjoining the Batley Variety Club.

By then James Corrigan and his famous club were becoming the talk of the entertainment industry as stars clamoured to perform there putting the industrial town of Batley well and truly in the spotlight and on the worldwide map.