Welcome to the Ilkeston and District Local History Society (IDLHS)
Meetings and events
The forgotten role of working class women, by Ian Green. The AGM should not take more than 20 minutes. Guests welcome (£3). Free to members.
What We Do
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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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.
News & Stories
While the grand days of the Cooperative store have gone, we can still remember the cultural and commercial contribution that the Cooperative Society...
A second Society plaque now adorns the walls of the Sir John Warren in the Market Place commemorating the...
If you don’t have access to Facebook you won’t be aware of the large number of posts on various topics which appeared during the Covid lockdowns....
In the early 1990s, members of the Ilkeston and District Local History Society became aware of the deteriorating state of the Cemetery on Stanton...
Park Cemetery is the town’s municipal cemetery, and is owned and run by Erewash Borough Council. Many well known inhabitants of Ilkeston since the...
This block stood on the corner of South Street and Wharncliffe Road until 1937 when it was demolished to make way for an extension to the...
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Explore Our 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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