December 31st … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
December 31st … a missing map at the Three Horse Shoes
December 30th … the short life of the Theatre Royal in Rutland Street
December 30th … a new page on Town Council affairs 1894-1897
December 29th … an update on the Bartlam family of East Street
December 28th … fire at 103 Bath Street 1895
December 23rd … a little on Edwin Ball, a lesser-known member of the Ball family
December 22nd … George Henry Hill at the Market Inn
December 21st … another tragedy in the sad life of Frances Ellen Aldred
December 20th … the estate of Isaac Attenborough (1826-1894)
December 15th … more on the noisy Irish at White Lion Square and South Street
December 14th … a third death in the life of shoemaker Alfred Pollard
December 13th … developing events in the Old Harrow Inn Corner issue
December 12th … more activity by the Ilkeston Conservative Miners’ Union
December 9th … and another suicide on Cotmanhay Road
December 4th … suicide on the Midland Railway 1894
December 3rd … hard times continue for Paul ‘Paulie’ Bostock junior
November 30th … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
November 30th … Spring 1894 and a disconcerting time for William Tatham J.P.
November 28th … 1893/4 and a new Temperance Hall – but where ?
November 27th … a little more on the exotic Clarkson family
November 26th … the sad death of newsagent Jeremiah Bestwick
November 24th … the Vicar of St. Mary’s at the head of the Vigilance Committee, 1894
November 21st … the work of the Town Council 1892-3
November 20th … a new theatre for Ilkeston, 1893
November 19th … more on George Haslam and his family
November 14th … more on the history of the Poplar Inn
November 11th … more on the Cooke family history, thanks to Diana Osman
November 9th … residents of Mount Row
October 31st … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
October 29th … the Station Road Wesleyan Chapel
October 28th … Solomon Beardsley spots a bargain, 1893
October 27th … July 6th, 1893 and a Royal Wedding to celebrate, but not by everyone !!
October 26th … the Nottingham Machinists’ Co — where and making what ?
October 26th … Holmdale, where was it and who lived there in 1891 ?
October 25th … potential danger at the Vicarage, 1893
October 17th … Ilkeston’s public houses at the start of the Victorian Age (additions)
October 15th … Ilkeston’s public houses at the start of the Victorian Age
October 14th … the Old Harrow Inn corner issue … more detail.
October 13th … the Town Council and the town’s pubs
October 1st … more detail on Incorporation Day at Ilkeston, 1887
September 30th … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
September 30th … more detail on the Ilkeston Pioneer of 1853
September 27th … a very narrow escape at Ilkeston Junction for Herbert Everard Sudbury and his mum
September 26th … Tom Walter Fletcher, villain or victim ? A Victorian melodrama in five parts.
September 25th … what happened to the Weaver Row war veteran, Joshua Harrison ?
September 18th … Disaster at Truman’s factory in Middleton Street 1893
September 15th … Temperance Ilkeston in the 1890s
September 9th … more on Ilkeston’s fire brigade
September 8th … a new page, of the Market Place in 1866, what to see, whom to meet
August 31st … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
August 25th … a Victorian butcher’s shop
August 19th … yet more detail on Ilkeston Manor House and its Cocker and Taylor occupants
August 17th … want to know more about street lighting in Ilkeston in the 1850s ? New detail here
August 9th … Don’t you find local adverts of the 1850s comforting … and so polite ?? !!
August 7th … additional detail (1855) on the Baths at Ilkeston
August 6th … corrections and additions to Ilkeston’s water supply
July 31st … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
July 23rd … more detail on Mark Beardsley … but which one ??
July 2nd … an update of the Manor House and its inhabitants — Cockers, Taylors and Shaws
June 30th … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
June 27th … the resting place of William Tunnicliffe, Parish clerk
June 5th … a new page on Frank Ebbern the emigrant
June 2nd … new images of the Anchor Inn on Market Street
May 31st … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
May 31st … the first edition of Hallcroft Boys’ School Magazine 1925, thanks to Blidworth and District Historical and Heritage Society
May 30th … the short army career (1915-1919) of George Ebbern of Millfield Road
May 25th … a new page on the continuing work of the Town Council 1891-1892
May 20th … 1892: Turmoil in Robey’s Yard
May 16th … yet more burial troubles for the Rev. Edward Muirhead Evans
May 12th … trouble at the old Toll Bar
May 11th … more on the life and career of architect George Haslam
May 4th … the sad death of Harry Spencer
April 30th … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
April 30th … 1892: son of Professor Jackson arrives in Ilkeston to continue the exploits of his late father, and with much the same success
April 29th … More on the 1892 Genral Election in Ilkeston
April 26th … the death of Priscilla Martin, one-time housekeeper of hosier Henry Carrier
April 23rd … more on Captain Gregory of the Wine Vaults
April 22nd … an error corrected, thanks to Alison Reid
April 19th … 1892 and more Irish activity around White Lion Square
April 1st … the continuing saga of bankrupt baker Amos Beardsley, February 1892
March 31st … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
March 30th … not Felix Sisson again !!!
March 17th … the Howe family of Springfield Terrace, with a few Savages and Sheldons, Henshaws and Hensons … and a Beardsley !!
March 4th … the unfortunate Potter family of the Potteries 1891
March 2nd … the first in a series of the gravestones and tombs of Old Ilkestonians
February 28th … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
February 24th … another look at Park Road and at the Goddard family living there
February 23rd … more laudanum deaths, this time in Rutland Street
February 22nd … fostering and adoption in late Victorian Cotmanhay
February 21st … domestic abuse, theft, attempted suicide and wilful murder (?) at 109 Station Road !!
February 21st … don’t always trust a census !!!
February 17th … William Manners Manners, town councillor, landlord of the Commercial Inn, and miserable misanthrope ?
February 15th … Felix Sisson, a lad who knew the Ilson way to express his love.
February 13th … a little more on the Rev. Edward Muirhead Evans, Vicar at St. Mary’s Church
February 10th … you may have noticed that I’ve added the Old Ilson Quiz to the end of the Grand Tour.
February 9th … an update of the Solomon Beardsley page
February 5th … I have moved the collection of school photos into the Grand Tour section, to make them more accessible
February 5th … additional material on the Tatham family of Nottingham Road
February 4th … Early Issues (1887-1890) for the new Town Council
February 3rd … a new section on Ilkeston’s Town Council 1887-1890 (to be cont’d)
February 1st … the first month of the 1858 Ilson Blog is now complete
February 1st … updated Supplementary Index to show all the recent additions
January 27th … Sam Cresswell’s suicide and Carrier’s mysterious warehouse fire 1896
January 25th … the residents of South Street, from Queen Street to West Street
January 23rd … additional detail on the landlords of the Nag’s Head beerhouse in South Street … and the Knightons, Turtons and Duros
January 20th … the Colliers’ Cemetery in Cotmanhay — with Webster and Duro family connections
January 17th … two Ilkeston lads fight in the Indian Rebellion of 1857/58
January 14th … prompted by Jim Beardsley, I have added what I consider to be a complete list of Ilkeston’s Wheatley Straws up to 1901 … prove me wrong ?
January 13th … Christmas accidents 1890
January 10th … Old Ilson Blog 1858 starts. Find out all that happened in the town in 1858
January 8th … a curious incident in the life of Ilkeston Baptist minister Charles Frederick Aked
January 6th … the Great Singer Sewing Machine Massacre
January 1st … 1890 and a new way to pay old debts; the Pollard brothers
January 1st … Old Ilson Blog for 1857 now complete