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NEW: Around and About Town — the web pageRead more »
NEW: Projects page — can you help in members’ research?Read more »
Two new books from the society . . .Read more »
The railways and Ilkeston
Tuesday 4th June 2013 at 7.30pmRead more »
Open coffee morning
Between 10am and 2pm
Saturday, 25th May
U-Choose Smoothie Bar, Bath Street, Ilkeston
Members of the public and the Society are invited . . .Read more »
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 of the website and feel free to send any questions, comments or suggestions you have — details can be found on the Contact us page. In the mean time, enjoy your visit.
The site features information about the IDLHS: membership, forthcoming Society meetings and events, Society publications, brief histories of Ilkeston, Dale Abbey, St Mary’s Church, Ilkeston’s Markets and Fairs, the local coal industry and the Stanton Ironworks, etc. and details of other sites and areas of interest within the district.
The Society holds indoor and outdoor events throughout the year, to which all are welcome; you can find a full programme on the Events page.
This Autumn has been a busy and exciting time for the Society. Not only have we unveiled two granite plaques highlighting the historical origins of both the upper and lower market places, but we have two new and eagerly-awaited publications.
The first is Railway Tales by Grant Shaw and Paul Miller.
Railway Tales went on sale on Saturday 22nd September — find ordering details for this book and others on the Publications page.
Already on the third printing!
See Ilkeston’s railways in action on YouTube.
Around and About Town will take 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 will include many previously unseen images from Cotmanhay, around the town centre, Little Hallam and Hallam Fields.
More than 320 sold so far — order yours soon!
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.
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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.