Welcome to my Ripley

A site for the people, businesses, clubs, organisations and anything else related to Ripley in Amber Valley, Derbyshire.

If you are a business sports club or any other organisation in Ripley and want a free listing on MyRipley.co.uk, or if you want to make general comments, suggestions or feedback, just send an email to

The idea of this site is to promote the town of Ripley and it's shops and businesses.

Ripley is an old market town, with a rich industrial heritage.

Barnes Wallace the inventor of the bouncing bomb was born in Ripley, in fact, I've been in that house, an old school mate lived there, I think his mother still does, she used to run the sweet shop down church street, it's now Jenny's Lingerie and has been for some time.

Butterley Engineering who built the roof at St. Pancras in London and more recently the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first rotating boat lift, was formed from the Butterley Company which began as Benjamin Outram and Company in 1790. Sadly On 5 March 2009 Butterley Engineering was placed into administration

Ripley has an award winning park, Crossley Park has won several Green Flag Awards, and if I could find the link to the friends of Crossley Park, I'd put it here.

What do you think about the council charging for parking on Sundays.

Have your say on the Ripley Forum.

The town of Ripley in Derbyshire is the most English, according to a study of people’s names.

The research, which classified the ethnic background of Britain’s 42.2 million adult voters according to the origin of their names, found that 88.5 per cent of Ripley’s inhabitants were ethnically English.

Heanor, in Derbyshire, had the second highest proportion of English names, followed by Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, and Boston, Lincolnshire.

The study, carried out by Professor Richard Webber, of University College London, on behalf of OriginsInfo marketing.

Knightsbridge Place is the former Co-op building on Nottingham Road and is Ripley's largest building. The Co-op closed in the late 1980's and the building was purchased by Tim Godkin in 2001. Derbyshire Investments David and Maginda Gill acquired the building in 2004 and have developed it into apartments and retail.

Taylors Mill.

Another smart development finished at the end of 2008 by Derbyshire Investments is the re-developed Taylors Mill on the corner of Crossley street and Wellington Street. The new Taylors Mill comprises, ground floor retail and three upper floors of smart luxury apartments.




Land Rover 4x4 Specialist

All Landrover models serviced

Asher Lane Service Centre
Asher Lane, Hammersmith
Ripley, Derbyshire
Tel 01773 747893



Antiques - Cars & motorcycles sales & repairs - Cards & Gifts - Children's wear - Electrical Retailers - Financial Services - Food Stores - Hair Dressing - Health & Beauty - Home & Gardens - Jewellery LeisureNews/Stationery & books - Photography - Public Houses & Nightclubs - Restaurants/Cafes & Fast foodSports & Outdoor Leisure - Travel Agents Ripley - Web based businesses


Ripley businesses, why not add your details to http://www.myambervalley.co.uk/ the more links to your website, the better the ranking in search engines.





Ripley Businesses

Inspired Interiors, Grosvenor Road, Ripley

Scented Willow opens in Oxford Street, April 2008.


Opened Nov 2007 in Church Street, Ripley.

Action Figures, Comics, Magazines,  Collectables, Games.

BES Taxis


New format for free Ripley business listings

Amber Sound FM is a fun local radio station for the Amber Valley area of Derbyshire.

24 hours a day seven days a week until at least 2013. Broadcasting to Ripley, Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and all the small villages that make Amber Valley the special place it is.

S.P. carpet & upholstery care

Professional carpet and upholstery cleaning service.

Fast dry deep cleaning using eco friendly products, guaranteed service, carpet repairs, hard floor cleaning. Tel: 01773 749003

Lea Gardens

Some nice pictures of Rhododendrons and Azaleas taken on a visit to Lea Gardens in Matlock