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Gary Sanders commented (Oct 23rd 2013)…

My father William Sanders, who is now in his seventies lost his father also William Sanders when he was a small boy, and grew up in Nottingham knowing very little about his Sanders family background except his Grandfather was a George Henry Sanders who ran a Grocery business in Bath Street and lived in an old thatched cottage somewhere off Derby Road. We have spent many hours, with very little success trying to piece together the Sanders of Ilkeston line. Now with your fantastic site we are able to show my father not only who his ancestors where, but what life in Ilkeston was like for them. We now turn to this site regularly to follow any updates on the “Sanders” of Ilkeston.

Admin replied (Oct 25 2013)…

Kelly’s Directory of 1912 mentions fruiterer George Henry Sanders of 159a Bath Street … I believe that this would place him at the bottom of Bath St., on the right hand side, (looking towards the Market Place), just before the junction with Manners Road. The same Directory also gives his (home?) address as 84 South St… at the Derby Road end of South Street, on the west side. There is a great photograph of this row of South St shops and cottages in ‘Ilkeston in the Thirties’, a series of photographs published (1994) by the Ilkeston and District Local History Society (of which I have no connection other than being a member). It shows the area about 1932/33.
I believe that George Henry was born in 1882, the son of market gardener William (the third) and his second wife Jane (nee Flint). He had at least one younger sister Lucy Ann Sanders, born in 1883.
As far as William the first is concerned, his father was gardener Joseph and he may have been the son of Joseph and Sarah (nee Wilcoxson) who were married in Risley in 1758 but then lived in Ilkeston where several other of their children were baptised. One of their daughters was Sophia Saunders/Sanders, born in 1758, who married into the Shepherd family which was living across the road on the east side of South St.

Andy Sanders asked (Apr 28th 2016) …

The Sanders family of South Street/Derby Road

I would love to get more information on William Sanders and the other Sanders family that occupied the thatched house on South Street / Derby Road Junction. These were my great, great great & great great great grandfathers father’s. They occupied the property for 130+ years but would love to hear more. Previous to the Sanders family occupying this house it was possibly called the Cross Keys Inn and before that the Sunn Inn. I believe the property could date back as far as the 16th century. The house was finally destroyed in 1933 and the family moved around the corner to 13 Moss Road. Any help would be greatly appreciated.