Neighbour of John Fish, Mr. Frank Hallam, a pit contractor, bought the lower part (of Queen Street) — where the Council Car Park is sited, opposite to the Baptist Chapel.
(He) built the six/seven houses below on his land.
His widow Mary died 23 years after John, at the same house. Obituary (taken from the Ilkeston Pioneer Oct 19th 1934) Mrs. Mary Walker, widow of Mr. John F. Walker, died at her residence, Blunstone (sic) House, Queen Street, Ilkeston, on Thursday of last week. She had attained a ripe age and would have been 95 next February. Throughout her long life she was prominently associated with St. Mary's Parish Church and had been an active and valued worker. Up to the last few years she had been a familiar figure at the annual church bazaar in St. Mary's Schools. Mrs. Walker was a daughter of the late Mr. Edward Severn, farmer, Stanton-by-Dale, and was married in 1868. Her husband was well-known in the town, not only as a former churchwarden, but as a successful businessman in the printing and stationery trade in South Street. He died on 29th June, 1911. Two daughters of the union were the late Mrs. H. H. Cox and Mrs. Paton, wife of Dr. W. R. Paton. The funeral was on Sunday afternoon, a preliminary service at St. Mary's Church being well-attended. The Viacar of Ilkeston (Rev. Linsan Graves, M.A.), and the Curate (Rev. Harry Smith) officiated at this seervice, and the vicar officiated at the graveside in the Park Cemetery. (There followed a lengthy list of mourners) The coffin was of plain oak, and the plate was inscribed 'Mary Walker. At Rest, October 11th, 1934, aged 94 years.' Extracts from the words of the Vicar .. 'Mrs. Walker was 90 when he came to the parish, and her days were not adys of sorrow. For the first two years after he came she was a regular attender at the church, although over 90, when one saw her at home or Working Party meetings, she took a keen interest in the work of the Church ... The greatest tribute they could pay to the memory of Mrs. Walker and her husband was that the work they were so keenly interested in should be carried on.' (There then followed a list of the floral tributes) Mr. C. F. Hazlewood, Albert Street, was the funeral director.
* The daughter mentioned by Adeline could be Georgiana who died in 1862 but is probably Eliza who married Horsley farmer James Foulkes in 1867. Both daughters lived with their mother at the Queen Street address for some time.
At the bottom of Queen Street was William Hawkins.