Source of nostalgia for generations

The Belper News has been a source of nostalgia and wonderment during yesteryear for generations and we have scores of fascinating and historical snaps lined up for 2013.

Indeed it seems as though the actor who is the focus of this week’s Memory Lane is reading a 1960s copy of this very newspaper. The man and his prop were part of the ‘Town Play’ which was put on at the former Herbert Strutt School on Derby Road some time during that decade.

There must be some former pupils who can fill in the details for us. We love to receive your Memory Lane pictures and hear your recollections about the ones we feature. Email them to or post to 8 Heanor Road, Ikeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8ER.

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