Tales of the Railways

Tales of the Railways

The Erewash Valley changed enormously after the railways arrived in 1847. They affected every aspect of local peoples’ lives.Until 1948 there were seven railway stations within a mile or so of Ilkeston’s borough border. By 1969 there were none.Our book ‘Railway...
FaceBook image gets 76,000 posts

FaceBook image gets 76,000 posts

The old Flower Pot, Chapel Street by Andrew Knighton A facebook post on the IDLHS group page has generated an amazing 76,000 post reach, meaning it has appeared on 76,000 people’s facebook feeds. This is a new record, beating a photograph of the New Oakwell...
Marking the 1916 Zeppelin bombing

Marking the 1916 Zeppelin bombing

On 31st January 1916 a Zeppelin flew over the East Midlands passing over Ilkeston and the Stanton Iron Works and dropping bombs on the way, including at Bennerley Viaduct. Our plaque, placed by the Society on the north wall of the former St Bartholemew’s Church in...