24 Derby Road
I have lived in Ambergate since 1977, during which time I have seen many changes, including the loss of much industry and commerce. The village does however retain much of its community spirit, as demonstrated by our annual carnival, which I have been actively involved in for many years.
Ambergate still has a thriving primary school, which my now adult children attended in the 1980s and 90s.
I work in Belper as a book retailer. Local business have had a hard time in recent years, but I am pleased that both Ripley and Belper continue to have a wide selection of independent shops. I believe our town centres are still important to the town's sense of community.
Christine is the Chair of the Ripley Town Council Heritage Committee.
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