My husband was retiring


Re the Memory Lane photograph called Goodbye to a colleague in last week’s Belper News.

The Les in question was Les Hopkinson. It was taken at Allpack as it was called then. It is called DS Smith now in Derby Road in Belper.

Les was in the maintenance section and he was my husband.

Les died five years ago in September.

He was 62 in the picture. He finished at 62 as he had arthritis. He has been at the firm for 20 years.

He was the maintenance forman, over the maintenance shop. They made cardboard boxes.

It was very nice to see this picture again. I have a cutting of when it was in the newspaper somewhere.

There is Barry Peden, Les and Eddie williams in the picture.

Mrs E Hopkinson