Clarkes’ prize give away in Ripley

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A family-run department store in Ripley is set to celebrate its centenary by giving away 60 prizes ranging from menswear to gift shop items.

Tailor William Clarke and wife Ada first opened the doors of Clarkes on Grosvenor Road 100 years ago this year - selling fitted men’s suits from a humble front room.

Today the business run by his grandchildren David Clarke and Deborah Matthews, employs 30 people and has over the century expanded into womenswear, cookery and has its own in-store cafe.

This May will see every customer that makes a purchase entered into a prize draw with 60 in-store items on offer as well as gift vouchers.

David said: “As a family business it is quite a landmark to celebrate 100 years of trading.

“The business has gradually expanded over the years and we look forward to celebrating our centenary with our prize winners!”

For our special feature on 100 years of Clarkes in Ripley - grab a copy of the Ripley and Heanor News, out Thursday.