Marching band

Memory Lane Ripley Church Lads Brigade
Memory Lane Ripley Church Lads Brigade

Susan Smith, of Peasehill, loaned us this picture of Ripley Church Lads Band, which she says was taken in 1966 or 1967.

Her two brothers Geoff and David are on the picture as are Les Wilson, brothers Mick and Melvyn Jones, Rob Haslam and Steve Stenson.

The picture was taken at the top of Moseley Street, Ripley. Susan would go along to watch her brothers in the band. There was also a band for younger boys attached to the church, she recalls.

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