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