Latest updates 2021

December 31st … an updated Supplementary Index which includes the new additions this month

December 31st … the property empire of William Warner in 1890

December 30th … what connected Bath Street auctioneer and pawnbroker John Parkin to the Midland Commercial Temperance Hotel in 1890 ?

December 28th … Part 1 of a ‘new vicar’: Edward Muirhead Evans

December 22nd … a little detail on the bankruptcy of Bath Street baker Amos Beardsley

December 18th … the Salvation Army in Ilkeston

December 17th … the disappearing tomb of William de Cantilupe

December 12th … George Henry Buckley and Frances Marie Beaumont

December 12th … more on Weaver Row and its residents

December 10th … an update and extra information on two Bath Street shopkeepers, here and here

December 1st … more Victorian photo images

November 30th ... an updated Supplementary Index which includes the new additions this month

November 28th … what connection did Jack the Ripper have with the Rev, Albert Eubule Evans of Kirk Hallam ?

November 25th … improvements, extensions and accidents at the Queen’s Head

November 24th … Scandel in Albion Place

November 13th … 1887: a significant year for Ilkeston Town Council, the School Board and Chaucer Street Schools

November 10th … 1887: Aldred vs Aldred (nee Wheeldon) and the Married Women’s Property Act of 1882

November 1st … Liberal ladies !!

October 31st … an updated Supplementary Index which includes the new additions this month

October 23rd … want to read the will of Thomas Potter (1687-1765) ? supplied by a contributor from New Zealand

October 23rd … a new page on the significance of William Felkin — and his connection with Ilkeston

October 4th … George Andrew comes to town

September 30th … an updated Supplementary Index which includes the new additions this month

September 28th … an analysis of the inns at Gallows Inn bridge based on an article by the late Peter Stevenson

September 23rd … an addition on the Market Place business of Greenhough and Johnson

September 14thJohn Knighton and his lost bacon 1856

September 13thIlkeston Gallows

September 3rd … The new ‘Old Manor Football Ground’ 1893

August 31st … Supplementary index updated

August 30th … more on the Rope Walk

August 17tha new page on Grove Terrace, off the Rope Walk

August 5th … the origin of Shipstone Street

July 31st … the Fritchley Estate off South Street, from Jim Beardsley’s documents

July 23rd … Thelma Wigley has kindly added some detail and a photo to the Wigley family at the Market Inn

July 14th … Samuel Shaw’s estate in Lower Chapel Street and beyond .. thanks to more of Jim Beardsley’s documents

June 30th … a new page on building developments in Station Road 1881-1901

June 25th … a revision of, and added detail to, the history of the New Inn at Providence Place

June 18th … a Town Station postcript, contained in Jim Beardsley’s documents

June 2nd … more from the Jim Beardsley archive, as we examine Burr Lane

May 30th … thanks to Tony Gale for sending some interesting detail on his 2nd Great Grand uncle, William Gillam, the photographer featured on the Ebbern/Paling Music Box

May 25th … another addition from the archive of Jim Beardsley, this time in Stanton Road

May 21st … Pam Bates has kindly donated copies of certificates (Birch,  Ebbern and Paling families) and one Beardsley will

May 20th … 1849-1930: New housing in Station Road

May 19th … a further update on the New Inn

May  15th … more detail on the New Inn at 77 Bath Street

May 14th … want to read the Will of Samuel Birch (1777-1859) ? … you can, thanks to Pam Bates

May 4th … revisions of, and additions to, the Ebbern/Paling photo collection

May 3rda new page on Thomas Ebbern and the Cromwell Buildings in Bath Street

May 2nd … the origin of Critchley Street

Apr 7th … updates on the Brentnalls and the Anchor Inn

Apr 6th … a new page on the Beardsleys at the Spring Cottage

Apr 3rd … a new index for the Grand Tour (see left side-bar)

Mar 26th … a full update of the Ebbern and Paling families

Mar 10th … 1885 and the first election in the new Ilkeston Parliamentary Division

Mar 9th … Gerald Gentz has sent in two items which he hopes will help Maltby researchers

Mar 8th … the continuing story of George Henshaw

Mar 2nd … Destitution in Gladstone Street, 1885.

Mar 1st ... a new page on George William Purcell senior and junior, thankd to the work of Roger Purcell

Feb 23rd … a little on the Irish Lallys in Ilkeston

Feb 19th … Job Whysall (1797-1884) and family

Feb 18th … a little detail on the family of John Trueman of the Durham Ox. Can anyone help with more ?

Feb 16th … a profile of George Henshaw … my thanks to Rick Henshaw

Feb 10th … an update of Adcock’s Yard in Bath Street

Feb 8th … the residents of Chain Row

Feb 6th … the strange death of Alfred Carrier

Feb 3rd … a revision of the Burr Lane Brentnalls

Jan 30th … Victorian Ilkeston’s lesser known Park and Recreation area and Park Avenue

Jan 28th … a new page on the old premises on the east side of Lower Market Place

Jan 26th … who were George Bunting’s neighbours in the Lower Market Place ?

Jan 24th … a Beardsley puzzle in the Spring Cottage Inn 

Jan 22nd … part of a Henshaw family tree sent in by Rick Henshaw

Jan 21st … Wombell vs the Ranters .. a new page of scandel !!!

Jan 16th … a map to show Slade Chapel in Chapel Street

Jan 15th .. there is a post about the Knighton/Beacroft families from Jan Wasley

Jan 13th … a new map to show Ilkeston Town Station in 1866

Jan 12th … More detail on the history of the Poplar Inn

Jan 8th … find out all that happened in 1857 … Old Ilson Blog

Jan 7th … Ilkeston’s new sewage farm 1884

Jan 6th … the Local Board Map 1866

Jan 6th … a new page on the Bath Street/East Street corner