Show time at the Hippodrome

Memory Lane Ripley Co-operative Society show in 1963
Memory Lane Ripley Co-operative Society show in 1963

Helen Hardy, of Swanwick, loaned us this picture of the old Ripley Co-operative Society theatre group performing White Horse Inn in 1963 at the old Ripley Hippodrome venue, which during the week it was on was watched by 5,000 people.

The company is now Alfreton Musicial Theatre Company and puts on one show a year at Alfreton Grange Arts College. April 2013 will be Annie, with auditions for the star role due to be held later this year. Helen, 67, is third right on the front and has been with the company 50 years.

Bring in your old pictures, which we’ll scan there and then and return hem to you at the office at 27 Grosvenor Road, Ripley.