On January 6th 1928 the Ilkeston Pioneer published an article — “1853-1928. The ‘Pioneer’s’ 75th Birthday“.
As its title suggests, the piece outlined some of the newspaper’s contents and progress since its inception on January 1st 1853. However it seems to contain quite a few mistakes. I wonder if you can spot them ?
The article recorded that …
The ‘Pioneer’ was founded by the late Mr. John Wombell, who retained control of it for nearly 35 years. It then passed into the hands of Mr. Cornelius Brown, of Newark, for four years, the ‘Ilkeston Pioneer’ Printing Co.Ltd., acquiring it in 1891, for a period of ten years.In 1902 the proprietorship was taken over by Mr. Edwin Trueman, who had been its editor for more than ten years previously, and whose connection with the ‘Pioneer’ dated from 1862. For as time it was leased to Messrs. Wilfred Edmunds Ltd., of Chesterfield, but in 1915 it reverted to the ‘Ilkeston Pioneer’ printing Co. Ltd., and Mr. Edwin Trueman was Editor until his death in 1923. The present Editor is Mr. A. J. Trueman.
What alternative date has been suggested for its formation ?
Question 4. The list of the 18 original members of the Local Board is almost correct. The last member is ‘misnamed’ … whose name should appear there ?
As the article points out, the Local Board was formed in 1864 which means that Dr. Norman left Ilkeston five years before the formation of the Board of which he was a consistent chairman !! (I suspect a typo here)
Question 8.In what year did he die?
Question 9. Why couldn’t the Local Board have built the Sanatorium, as the article states ?
Question 10. In what year was a temporary ‘isolation hospital’ set up ?
Question 11. And where was it ?
Question 12. When was a Cottage Hospital for Ilkeston built ?
Question 13. And where was it ?
Question 14. Where was the Wesleyan Chapel which was opened in 1873 ?
Question 15. What happened to this chapel when the new Wesleyan Chapel was built in 1896-1898 ?
Question 16. So when were the “South Street Sunday Schools” opened ?
Question 17. In what year was the Baptist Chapel in Queen Street opened ?
Question 18. What happened to the old Baptist Chapel in South Street eventually ?
Question 19 And what did this enable the Baptists to do ?
Question 20. And when was this ?