After the premises of John Moss …
Gladstone Street was merely a track, very muddy in bad weather, and as there were no houses in it, was avoided as much as possible.
On the 1866 Sherwood Newman map, drawn up for the Local Board, Gladstone Street is named as Pledge Street. Perhaps the origin of this name — which didn’t last long — lay in the fact that on the southern corner of this street as it entered South Street we find the pawnbroker’s shop of John Moss !!??
(Pledge: noun … a thing that is given as security for the fulfilment of a contract or the payment of a debt and is liable to forfeiture in the event of failure.)
I believe Mr. Paling, wheelwright, of Trowell, was the first to put up a building in Gladstone Street.
Gladstone Street — along with Market Street and Albert Street — was sewered, levelled, paved, flagged and channelled by Reuben Shaw in 1874.
In the following year he did similar work at Havelock Street, Oxford Street, West Terrace, North Street, Crichley Street, Slade Street and North Gate.
Samuel Paling was the Trowell wheelwright.
Mrs. Burrows had the first house past Gladstone Street — at 51 South Street (East Side).
She did a good trade with her public mangling.
Elizabeth Garton, daughter of John and Mary (nee Carnall) was born in Stapleford about 1810 and married Amos Burrows, general labourer and the son of Robert and Mary (nee Tatham) in March 1829.
The couple lived most of their lives together in South Street where Amos died in December 1878.
Elizabeth continued to live in the family home but later moved to Lawn Terrace to live with her daughter Jane who had married George Shaw, coalminer, in August 1864.
Elizabeth died at 6 Lawn Terrace in 1891, aged 82.
South Street, from Gladstone Street to Weaver Row, about 1880
We are now walking along the east side of South Street, from south to north (bottom to top) towards the Market Place. On our right we pass Gladstone Street (spot it at the bottom ?) and walk towards Weaver Row (top right ?)
Mr. and Mrs. Finch lived in the double fronted house next to Flint Hawley, the butcher.
Mrs Finch was formerly Miss West of the Market Place.
‘Miss’ Mary West was a daughter of William Barnes West and Hannah (nee Twells), drapers of the Market Place. When William died in 1831, his widow continued to trade at ‘West’s General Drapery Establishment’ assisted by several members of her family, including daughter Mary.
In 1859 Mary married William Finch and the couple appear on the 1861 census as neighbours of Flint Hawley and family.
Eventually William and Mary went to live in Basford where they were joined by Mary’s younger sister Martha.
Mary died in 1876 and in the following year William Finch married his sister-in-law Martha.
And in the following year William died.
The Raynes’ residence.
Next another double fronted house occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Raynes, two sons and three daughters — at what was later 49 South Street (East Side).
Mr. Raynes was a book-keeper at Stanton.
Joseph Raynes, son of Joseph and Lucretia (Shuttlewood), was born in Loughborough in 1815, traded as a lace merchant in Nottingham in the 1840‘s and married Elizabeth Wild at All Saints Church, Derby on February 10th 1850. She was the daughter of Nottingham printer Henry and Rosehannah (nee Shaw). At that time Joseph traded from his ‘London House Millinery and Bonnet Show Rooms’ at Long Row, Nottingham. The trade was not however well-managed and at the beginning of 1854 Joseph was bankrupt
The family moved from home at 55 Long Row, Nottingham, lived for a short time at Wesley Row, Stapleford, and about 1857 arrived in Ilkeston where they took up residence in South Street. Joseph was now working at Stanton Ironworks as a cashier.
In 1861 the family was living in South Street at the location indicated by Adeline.
Joseph died in South Street in February 1871, aged 55, when the Pioneer recorded him as “formerly cashier at the Stanton Iron works”. Elizabeth left South Street to move into the White Lion Square area of Nottingham Road and eventually into Havelock Street where she traded as a dressmaker.
Edith, Agnes and Dorothy were the girls, and James Henry, the surviving son. The eldest boy died young.
In order of age the children were Adah, James Henry, Eliza Agnes, Joseph Augustus, Lucretia Rosannah and Alfred Ernest, the latter born in 1861.
Joseph Augustus died in October 1878, aged 22. By that time the family had moved to Yew Villa in Nottingham Road.
Both Lucretia Roseannah and Alfred Ernest attended the Art Night Class in Ilkeston in the mid-1970’s and each won several prizes there.
RBH lived very close by and from early boyhood was ‘intimately associated’ with Alfred Ernest.
“He was probably one of the most gifted youths Ilkeston has ever turned out — a talented artist, a good singer, swimmer, sculler and all-round sportsman, and altogether a very interesting personality. His one weakness or idiosyncrasy was an incurable liking for appearing in attire of the latest London fashions, received direct from a brother of his at Whiteley’s. I am afraid this habit excited much more ribaldry than admiration on the part of the younger inhabitants; but this made not the slightest difference to Raynes, who pursued the even tenour of his way with the impassivity of the Egyptian Sphinx”.
Alfred Ernest appears on the 1881 census with his family at Havelock Street, as a solicitor’s general clerk and RBH recalled that for some years he was managing clerk to solicitors Thurman & Slack — described in Wright’s Directory of 1883 as “solicitors and clerks to Heanor Local Board, Ilkeston School Board, solicitors to Erewash &c. Building Societies, 115 Bath street”.
Alfred Ernest was still working for them in June 1884 when, alighting from a trap outside the Church Institute in Market Street, he fell heavily, cracked his head on the ground and was rendered unconscious for some time.
Amos Beardsley, baker.
When Mr. Raynes died the two front rooms of this house were turned into two shops and taken by Mr. Amos Beardsley, baker, and Mrs. Beardsley, milliner.
The old building in the yard (now demolished) was where Mr. William Hawkins started his foundry. This place was used for printing later and Mr. Beardsley had the back part for his bakehouse.
We are now opposite the Nag’s Head and time to consider the Beardsleys and Birchs in more detail.