To make navigation of the site easier for you, there is now an index to the Grand Tour, as well as a site guide at the end of it — all at the click of a button !! And because the site is constantly being updated, I have added a Supplementary Index to keep pace with the updates
You can still use the search boxes — top right and at the top of the left side-bar of this home page.
Or use the menus on most of the pages.
And of course, you can still send your questions, contributions and comments to me via email ([email protected]) or by using the contact form on the left.
Can you connect the Plan below with the Photo above ? (Jim Beardsley Collection)
Do you recognise this Long Eaton building ? Do you know which ‘law-breaker‘ links it to Ilkeston ?
And below, no longer with us ……
….. nor this
Any idea what this plan below is showing ? …. there are lots of clues within it (Jim Beardsley’s collection)
Jim Beardsley has very kindly loaned a bundle of unique documents to the Old Ilkeston site from his personal collection. The papers include fascinating details of Victorian property ownership. All of the plans below are from Jim’s collection.
Burr Lane … but perhaps not as you know it
And what story is contained within this unique plan. ?
There is also an account of the premises of Ilkeston butcher Thomas Critchley after his death in 1839, part of which you can see below. The account can be found here
And they provide more information on Thomas Ebbern and the Cromwell Buildings in Bath Street (plan below).
Any contributions and comments are all very welcome.
If you have any questions about your own Ilkeston research please put them forward.
You can contact me either using the Contact Form on the sidebar or by email … [email protected]