Timely revival as Woman’s Hour covers Helen

The front cover of Woman's Hour album featuring Helen Todhunter
The front cover of Woman's Hour album featuring Helen Todhunter
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And here’s one South Yorkshire woman with a special reason to celebrate Record Store Day...

This picture of Doncaster mother-of-two Helen Todhunter was taken 40 years ago - but is now set to appear on the cover of the debut album of highly-rated Brit band Woman’s Hour.

The group - an ethereal four-piece from Kendal - tracked down the 60-year-old after stumbling on the image which was used in a British sign language book published in 1974.

“I was gobsmacked,” says Helen who today lives in Skellow and works for Doncaster Deaf Trust.

“I opened this email which came from their record label and I said: ‘Gosh, that’s me’. I was only 20 then.

“The photo was taken while I was working for British Deaf Association in Carlisle.

“I’m still not sure why they liked it so much but I’m touched.

I like their music. It’s a privilege to be asked.”

The album is called Conversations.