SIR – In the 1950s there was a famous group of climbers from the Bradford area who used to visit the Lake District on a regular basis - they were known as the Bradford Lads and they included such well-know climbers as Arthur Dolphin, Peter Greenwood and Harold Drasdo who were to leave their mark on the Lakeland Crags with some spectacular new routes.

Another member of this loose-knit band was Don Hopkin, who recorded a new climb on Pillar Rock in 1953 with Neil Mather.

I am writing a history of climbing on Pillar Rock and am trying to locate a portrait photo of Don taken around that date.

Don came from Idle near Bradford and I am hoping one of your readers may be able to help.

Stephen Reid (FRCC Pillar & Ennerdale Climbing Guidebook Writer), Greenfoot, Sebergham, Carlisle

016974 76152 Work: 017687 72227