Full house for guest speaker

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Ripley and District Heritage Trust and Amber Valley Camcorder Club jointly organised a talk by Mr Brian Key of Heanor Historical Society entitled ‘The Lost Industries of Ripley and District’. The event was held in the function room of Marehay Miners Welfare on the evening of November 19th. The venue was packed full of more than 100 listeners. Brian’s presentation covered many of the local businesses which have long since disappeared such as Ripley Gas Works and the flax factory.