The day TV chimps came to Ilkeston

The day TV chimps came to town.
The day TV chimps came to town.

Although you can’t see them in this photograph, this was the day TV chimps came to Ilkeston.

The celebrity apes – presumably from the PG Tips adverts – were in town to celebrate the opening of a Burton store in the town centre, according to Tony Leivers, who supplied us with the photograph.

Burton Menswear, in the Albion Centre, closed in 2010 after 82 years on Bath Street. But it hadn’t always been in that location. Was this picture celebrating the store moving to another location?

Email us at news@ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk to let us know and we’ll pass on the information to Tony.