Welcome to Ilkeston and District Local History Society

Explore the rich history of Ilkeston and district with our website. Discover fascinating details about the town’s past, from its industries and social history to its heritage and curiosities. Join our society to learn more and take part, with events, meetings, and publications. Stay connected with us through our social media channels and get in touch with any enquiries.

Founded in 1966, the Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Ilkeston and district. While we can’t help with genealogical enquiries, we probably have someone with knowledge of any area of the local history you wish to research (and if you just want to browse, please go ahead…).

We are a registered charity and a member of the British Association for Local History (BALH).