November 23rd … Cromwell House in Lord Haddon Road: a new manse in 1899
November 18th … the Lifeboat Saturday Movement arrives in town, June 17th 1899
November 17th … the grave of William and Mary Briggs in Park Cemetery
November 14th … a lovers’ quarrel in Burr Lane: Meakin vs Torr
November 13th … disease outbreaks at the end of the century
November 11th … Oscar Joseph Hooley of 274 Nottingham Road
November 9th … the Lifeboat Saturday Movement come to Ilkeston
November 5th … 1899: Isaiah Fishers‘s loose mouth lands him with a very large fine
November 3rd … The Robin Movement, 1899
November 1st … the tangled relationship of Silas Spencer and William Trussell junior
October 31st … 1899 and the work of the School Board continues
October 30th … brief initial details on the Frost children of schoolmaster William
October 27th … the Local Board’s Town Hall
October 23rd … the work of the Town Council continues, 1898 — trams, electricity, election friction
October 20th … Albany Street and a barbed wire menace: 1897
October 18th … a little more on the Derbyshire family of Stanton Road
October 15th … another Ilkeston water fountain ? Not quite !!
October 13th … poverty in Brussels Terrace 1898
October 11th … Emma Sophia Daykin (nee Straw) of Stanton Road
September 30th … an updated Supplementary index for all recent additions
September 24th … a bit more information on the Hallam estate in Queen Street
September 16th … Ernest Terah Hooley’s political dalliance with Ilkeston at an end ?
September 13th … Another brick in the wall … the continuing story of the Goddard family … thanks to Sean Goddard
September 1st … William Holmes suffers a ‘forceput’ with expensive consequences
August 31st … an updated Supplementary index for all recent additions
August 29th … Edwin Sutton, auctioneer, outfitter, councillor … and drunkard ??
August 27th … a level-crossing disaster 1898
August 26th … the work of the Town Council continues
August 14th … another of Ilkeston’s ‘Parish Constables‘
July 31st … an updated Supplementary index for all recent additions
July 26th … a new page started on the Town Council affairs 1898-1901
July 25th … February 1898 and property of the late Joseph Carrier put up for sale
July 22nd … ‘Costa’ comes to Ilkeston, thanks to the Duchess of Rutland: 1898
July 16th … Ilkeston Board School education at the end of the 20th century
July 15th … 1898: Gladstone Schools formally opened
July 14th … 1897: a railway passenger travels first class on a third class ticket — and makes a profit !!
July 8th … 1897 and the end of George William Atkin’s criminal career ??
July 3rd … the Pritchett family in Albion Place
June 30th … an updated Supplementary index for all recent additions
June 24th … new material in the ‘Education‘ section, parts of which have now been rewritten
June 7th … ET visits home at Skeggy
June 3rd … the Church Army Brass Band: a photo and commentary, thanks to John Wood
May 31st … an updated Supplementary index for all recent additions
May 22nd … the ‘musical career’ of Tommy Quinn continues
May 9th … the Theatre Royal gets a facelift, August 1897
May 8th … Ernest Terah Hooley’s courtship of Ilkeston continues
May 6th … the tragedy of Arthur Henry Moon
April 26th … Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee is celebrated in the town
April 24th … a Mellors Mix-up
April 22nd … Doctor Robert Frederick Palmer — or is he ??
April 14th … the Steenomatographe visits the Theatre Royal 1897
April 12th … retirement beckons for Henry Hoggard Beaumont
April 11th … more on the town’s Water supply issue
April 7th … the Shaw legacy at Robey’s Yard
April 1st … more work on the Tomlinson family
March 31st … an updated Supplementary index for all recent additions
March 30th … a new page showing the changing face of South Street (west side) 1798-1881
March 21st … Shaw’s Clay-hole rears its ugly head !!
March 19th … who was Isaiah Aldred’s father ?
March 18th … a short account of George Brentnall, brother of Elijah
March 17th … in his short Ilkeston career, Frederick Neebe entertained many in the town; but who was he ?
March 16th … a false birth registration … how easy it is
March 15th … Joseph Hollis, Ilkeston’s own inventive genius
March 14th … from Ilkeston’s Pimlico to Seoul, Korea via Jonesborough, Tennessee
March 10th … the Skevington family in Mount Row
March 7th … infectious disease in Belvoir Street ?
March 3rd … the work of the Town Council continues
February 28th … an updated Supplementary index for all recent additions
February 27th … more ‘catastrophe’ in Wheatley Row, 1896
February 26th … William Robert Clarkson alias Lowe … like ‘father’ like son ?
February 25th … Dr. Tobin is unseated … or is he ?
February 24th … the School Board is “refreshed” … June 1896
February 23rd … number 58 for Tommy Quinn: but 58 what ?
February 22nd … the suicide of Sam Cresswell– revisited
February 20th … Silas Spencer in court again … and the same result !!
February 19th … and the Vicar keeps digging his hole
February 12th … Vicar Edward Muirhead Evans in conflict once more; May 1896
February 10th … controversial changes at Holy Trinity Church
February 8th … the Temperance Eating House
February 5th … the problem of Sunday trading in Cotmanhay Road
February 4th … 1896 and civil war within the School Board continues
February 3rd … a few details on the estate of Richard and Elizabeth Evans, of the Pottery
January 31st … an updated Supplementary index for all recent additions
January 25th … the Moresby disaster 1895 .. and three Ilkeston lads
January 21st … the last change of an old Ilkeston bell-ringer
January 19th … John Wombell leaves an unpaid bill; what a surprise !!
January 17th … the School Board just can’t avoid controversy — trivial and otherwise
January 16th … the sad death of Luke Shaw in Club Row
January 15th … an update on the Tilson family of Chapel Street
January 14th … the Bath Crack’d (not an undiscovered mystery by Agatha Christie)
January 13th … Ilkeston’s Nonconformist Council 1895
January 12th … a new road is opened: August 1895
January 11th … a new page drawing together anecdotes on the town’s drinking spots
January 9th … Maria Beardsley, daughter of John and Kitty of Bath Street … what happened to her legacy ?
January 8th … the Brocklehursts of Club Row
January 7th … Silas Spencer feels the wrath of the School Board
January 6th … the General Election of 1895: the Ilkeston campaign
January 3rd … assault at Holy Trinity
January 2nd … new works for Ilkeston’s gas supply
January 1st … Trouble at Robey’s Yard