Nativity play

THIS NATIVITY scene here should get anyone in the mood for Christmas.

Santa, played by Ian Hockley, lifts the new born baby Jesus into the air in the 1978 production.

It must have been a different take on the biblical tale to have included Father Christmas in the cast of characters.

The Christmas play was performed by members of three different local clubs aimed at children with learning difficulties.

The Kippers of Ripley, the Oysters of Alfreton and the Penguins of Belper are taking part here, with some of the groups’ volunteers too.