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Memory Lane Horses event
Memory Lane Horses event

WE are not sure what this event was about or the exact year, but it looks like some sort of horse racing competition.

This picture was loaned to us we assume by the person whose name is on the back – Mr Parkin, of Marlpool.

We think this event took place in Ripley and would love to find out more.

One of the boys riding a horse we assume was called Wragg because it says so under his saddle. We think the picture may have been taken in the 1920s or thereabouts given the dress of the people involved. Perhaps it was a carnival given the amount of people milling about in the street.