This site takes you on a walk around Victorian Ilkeston, with Adeline Wells as guide, and myself as provider of supplementary history.
In the 1930’s Adeline wrote a series of letters to the Ilkeston Advertiser, describing her life in the town as a child and these help us navigate our route around the area and introduce us to its main characters.
The Columbine family in 1912
Adeline Wells (nee Columbine) is seated on the front row, supporting the young boy in her arms. The photograph was possibly taken in the back garden of Ingleside, 2 Field Road, Ilkeston, home of Adeline’s brother, William Brailsford Columbine and family.
More information on this family photo can be found here.
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