Celebrating the end of the war

Ripley Memory Lane: Party 1945
Ripley Memory Lane: Party 1945

Youngsters and their mums are posing for a picture in 1945 after the end of the Second World War taken at Heanor Town’s ground.

This picture was kindly loaned to us by Bill Singleton, from Ripley, who is the first boy on the left on the back row. Next to Bill is Billy Brown, the fourth boy is Peter Price, then Tom Brough, Barry Summer, Alf Clifton, Ken Robinson, Roy Gregg, Phil Robinson. On the second row, the boys are Arnie Robinson, Barry Brough, Peter Roe and Keith Roe.

On the middle row are Jeff Foss and Jack Singleton. Girls on the top row are Peggy Rose and Beryl Shardlow, Jessie Clifton, Eileen Brough, June Meakin, Jeanette Hunt, Kathleen North. Also on the back is Brian Hunt.