Nuns are in the barrel rolling habit

Memory Lane Barrel rolling.
Memory Lane Barrel rolling.

THIS lot have got the habit – of winning it seems.

We think the nuns in fancy dress were taking part in a barrel rolling event in Ripley – where one used to be held. Most of the pubs in the town and surrounding area took part and the event has featured in Memory Lane before. But are we right?

It is not held now but at one time was a big event for the town’s pubs, with staff and customers donning fancy dress for the race as they ran with barrels or rolled then to the finish line. If you recognise yourself or anyone you know, or know what the event was then get in touch we would love to hear from you.