I have relating to the old Slade Chapel told to me by a cousin of my grandfather in 1987 when he was 95 who was brought up by my great great grandfather, Isaac Knighton, son-in-law of John Robinson. Unfortunately this old relative’s parents died in the 1898 typhoid outbreak, leaving 3 young boys to be brought up by their mother’s parents (Sarah and Isaac Knighton). It’s through this route that I have quite a lot of family related ephemera – my family were hoarders.
- J Baines football cards for Ilkeston Town – see separate printed note. These were issued in their thousands for small clubs all over the country.
- Children’s dance invitation for Minnie Columbine who I believe was the daughter of the manager of Carrier’s factory. She became Minnie Cartwright and gave me a number of old items relating to the Columbine family back in the mid-1980s.
- Admission ticket for Mrs WB Columbine to the stand outside the town hall for the royal visit in 1914. Mrs Columbine was Minnie Columbine’s mother.