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Memory Lane Ripley. Denby and Kilburn Carnival 1951.

Memory Lane Ripley. Denby and Kilburn Carnival 1951.

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READER Brenda Freeman has kindly loaned us these two pictures this week.

They show successive carnival events from the 1950s.

Memory Lane Ripley. Denby and Kilburn Carnival 1952.

Memory Lane Ripley. Denby and Kilburn Carnival 1952.

Brenda, of Heanor, said the Denby and Kilburn Carnival was a big event then and attended by everyone who lived in the two neighbouring villages.

Mrs Freeman is pictured on both the photographs, which show the carnival queen and her attendants.

The carnival was held at the recreation ground in Derby Road, she said.

The top picture was taken in 1951 and pictured are: ?, Brenda Freeman ( Brenda Jackson then), Beryl Bowler, ?, ?, Eileen Bryan Molly Byran and ?.

Right is the following year’s carnival queen and her attendants. Pictured are Lorna Hankinson, Judith Green (now Knighton), Doreen Hallam, Brenda Jackson, ?, ? and ?.

If you can fill in any of the details or recognise anyone on the two pictures, then get in touch by email at news@rhnews.co.uk, or call us on 01773 514162.