Tales of fun past

Adrian Farmer
Adrian Farmer

FUN times in Belper’s past were the topic at the January meeting of the town’s women’s institute.

Former Belper News editor Adrian Farmer, along with his wife Mary, gave a talk entitled ‘Belper’s Past Celebrations’.

It included a slide show of carnivals, jubilees, coronations, donkey racing, wakes parades and Christmas parties.

The talk finished with a slide of some Belper WI members on a carnival float in 1994.

Belper WI president Elaine Lunn thanked Adrian and Mary for providing a “thoroughly enjoyable evening”.

The next WI meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7, at the Congregational Church hall, on Green Lane, Belper.

The guest speaker will be Graham Hinds, who will give a talk entitled ‘Support for Farming Families’.