Please help trace the owner of this picture - I can’t bear to throw it out

THIS is a picture of the Smith family who farmed in Burley-in-Wharfedale, near Ilkley, West Yorkshire, probably taken in the 1920s.

It is of Mr and Mrs Smith with their sons and daughters. The names of the daughters were Ida Edna and I think Chrisy.

Ida became Ida Payne, who had a daughter called Barbara (I don’t know her married name). Barbara came to live in Wisbech and owned a clothes/haberdashery shop in the 1960s/70s which sold school uniforms. She had a daughter called Tracy and a son called Mark.

I am trying to trace these people because I am sure they would like this beautiful studio portrait of the grandparents and great-grandparents. Someone called Ruth Livesey (married name Randal) gave it to me about 10 years ago. It has been in my cupboard ever since.

We are moving into a smaller house and I can’t bear to throw it out. I am afraid I do not have any more clues.

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