About this image
Situated at the junction of Chapel Street and Nottingham Road, the Electra Theatre later became the Co-operative food store and then a series of carpet shops. All of the people pictured are related to the photographer Mr Len Wood. Mr Sam Hornbuckle (his grandfather) was commissionaire, Mr Billy Millward Wood posted theatre bills and was also the Ripley postman and town crier and Mr Arthur Wood was projectionist. Also in the picture are Miss Olive Wood and Miss Walpole, aunts of Len Wood.