Publications by the Society and Others
One of the benefits of membership — in addition to free access to the monthly meetings — are the four-copies-a-year Society Newsletters: The Herald. The first four copies can be downloaded from The Herald page.
The Society has for sale a series 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 and that the Society reserve the right to amend the quoted
prices without prior notice. All orders for publications should be sent to
The Secretary, IDLHS
c/o 18 Nursery Hollow
With payment being made out to: The Ilkeston and District Local History Society.
Ilkeston as it was — Its history in 50 chapters
A look at some of the events, people and things that have shaped the Ilkeston we know today and celebrating 50 years of the Ilkeston and District Local History Society.
Years of Change
Fifty years of the changing face of Ilkeston from 1945 to 1995
Off to War
Stories of some of the men of Ilkeston who went off to the first Great War.
Stanton: Gone but not forgotten
A Derbyshire ironworks and its people — memories of working lives.
How and why the railways came, how the affected people’s lives, and how and why so little is left
Around and About Town
Another look athe the changing face of Ilkeston
Top of Town
The changing face of the town centre from the Market Place to White Lion Square
Ilkeston in the Thirties
In old photographs
Ilkeston at War
Price £6 (A4)
A Backward Glance
by Jean Barber
Memories of an Ilkeston childhood between the wars by Jean Barber
Price £4 (A5)
by Barry M Marsden
Price £4 (A5)
Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Priced at £2 each
Ilkeston, Awsworth and Cossall in 1913
Ilkeston (South) with Trowell and Stanton in 1913
Ilkeston (West) in 1937
Cotmanhay, and Shipley Common in 1937
Ilkeston (East) and Cossall in 1937
Kirk Hallam and Little Hallam in 1938
Ilkeston (South and East) and Trowell in 1938
Family History Publications
St Mary’s Parish Registers
Perhaps one of the most important publications available to those tracing their family history back through Ilkeston's past are the transcripts of Ilkeston St Mary’s Parish Registers.
These have been produced and published in print by local historian Stephen Flinders and so far cover the whole register from its earliest date of 1588 through to 1901.
These published transcripts contain in the region of 27,000 entries of baptisms, marriages and burials and have been produced with the kind help and approval of the Derbyshire Records Office at Matlock.
The transcripts are contained in four volumes, each transcript contains a surname index and contain many entries which do not appear on any other data base or in any other publication, especially covering certain periods between 1588 and 1799.
Volume 1 Ilkeston St Mary’s
The Complete Register 1588-1699 (contains around 4,000 entries)
Volume 2 Ilkeston St Mary’s
The Complete Register 1700-1799 (contains around 9,000 entries)
Volume 3 Ilkeston St Mary’s
The Complete Register 1800-1841 (contains around 9,000 entries)
Volume 4 Ilkeston St Mary’s
The Register of Baptisms 1841-1901 (contains around 7,500 entries)
For more information on Ilkeston’s people and places, please go to Family & Social History.