We’re not certain many people use one of these any more. They might have one in the loft somewhere, but not many use video recorders nowadays in the age of DVDs and watching TV and films on computers and the likes.
But in this 1980s photo, a video recorder was certainly a top gift. One is being presented to the residents at the old Florence Shipley home in Heanor. We believe the recorder was being handed over by members of the rotary club. If you can tell us more, we’d love to hear from you.