Welcome to the Ilkeston and District Local History Society (IDLHS)

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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 and you can find more about the Society on the About the IDLHS page.

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Membership

Why not join? Membership would bring you several benefits. All members receive the Society’s magazine, The Herald several times a year and can attend all our indoor speaker meetings, outside visits and walks free of charge (excluding external entry fees and transport costs). It’s only £12 yearly each or £18 for a couple at the same address (2024).

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Ilkeston and District Local History Society are pleased to help with any general enquiries that visitors to the site may have. We cannot undertake any genealogical or large scale research on your behalf, but we will at least do our best to answer any questions. 

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News & Stories

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,...

Shipley

Shipley

An area known for its coal, theme park and now a country park, Shipley has a very varied history. Shipley Hall, around the turn of the 20th Century...

West Hallam

West Hallam

The Village in the 1920s Although it is not known exactly when the first settlement appeared, West Hallam is mentioned in the Domesday Book as...

Wharncliffe Road in 1914

Wharncliffe Road in 1914

Contributed by the late Paul Robinson When I was little, before and during the Kaiser's War, Wharncliffe Road was still new and only partly...

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Publications

 

The Society sells a variety of publications both by the IDLHS and its members. These can be purchased directly from the Society by post. 

Prices shown include postage and packing but only relate to UK postage rates. For overseas orders or other enquiries relating to these publications please contact the Secretary at the address below. Please note that postage rates can change, so the Society reserves the right to amend prices without prior notice. 

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