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Next meeting: Saturday 30th November
U-Choose Smoothie Bar, Bath Street, Ilkeston
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Welcome to the Ilkeston and District Local History Society (IDLHS) website. If you are a new visitor, please find time to browse through the pages. The site features information on the history of Ilkeston and district:
- Brief Histories & Local Topics
Dale Abbey, Ilkeston, Lords of the Manor
- Ilkeston & District Heritage
Architecture, Around and About Town, Charter Fair, St Mary’s Parish Church, Street & Place Names, Industrial Archaeology & Architecture, Churches & Chapels, South Street
- Family & Social History
Ilkeston Remembered, Dale Abbey Churchyard, St Mary’s Churchyard, St Mary’s Churchyard Extension, South Street Baptist Chapel, Park Cemetery, Historical portraits, Stanton Road Cemetery, Ilkeston War Memorial
Archaeological Finds & Sites, St Mary’s Former Vicarage
Mining, Stanton Ironworks, Stanton At War
and the Society:
- Meetings and Events
The Society holds indoor and outdoor events throughout the year, to which all are welcome
- Society Membership
Join the Society to receive a free copy of our bi-monthly newsletter The Herald, and free admission to our meetings
We have a number of books and maps illustrating the history and development of Ilkeston
- Contact Us
Feel free to send any questions, comments or suggestions you have
- Useful Links
The new book by Danny Corns and Steve Flinders — Stanton: Gone but not forgotten — is now on sale, priced at just £10. Two hundred pages of histories, memories and stories with more than 150 b/w and colour photographs.
Two hundred copies were ordered before publication and more than 200 copies were signed and sold by the authors in the four-hour launch at the U-Choose Smoothie Bar.
This means that most of the first print run has gone, but the second has been ordered and should be ready by 10th December, so there should be enough copies to go round for Christmas. If you’re having trouble getting hold of a copy before then, we’ll do our best to find you one.
Stanton: Gone but not forgotten can be bought at:
- U-Choose Smoothie Bar, No.1 Bath Street, Ilkeston
- Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston Tel: 0115 9071141
- Ilkeston Library, The Market Place, Ilkeston
- Bowleys Butchers at Sandiacre (opposite the Cooperative)
- Jas Heaps at 81 Main Street, Long Eaton. Tel: 0115 9734922
The book is also available by mail order, priced £13.50 including p&p for the UK. Drop us an email to reserve a copy or to request overseas mailing prices.
Have you read . . . ?
Railway Tales — already on the third printing! Find ordering details for this book and others on the Publications page.
See Ilkeston’s railways in action on YouTube.
And . . .
Around and About Town takes another pictorial look at the way Ilkeston has changed over the past 100 years or so. But whereas our two previous publications Bottom to Top of Town and Top of Town concentrated on Bath Street, the Market Place, South Street and White Lion Square, Around and About Town includes many previously unseen images from Cotmanhay, around the town centre, Little Hallam and Hallam Fields.
For other books and maps available from the Society, please see our Publications page.
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Acknowledgements: The Society would like to sincerely thank Erewash Museum and Ilkeston Library for the use of its photographic collection.
All the material found on this website is the copyright of the Ilkeston and District Local History Society and/or contributors © 2011.
The IDHLS has no objection to anyone wishing to use or to print out this material for private or academic use, however it would be appreciated if an acknowledgement as to the material’s origin is mentioned if used.