After Part 11 …
On August 4th 1893 the Ilkeston Pioneer announced that 250 “Old Boys” were scheduled to attend the reunion the following week, on the Bank Holiday, August 7th. However in the same edition of the newspaper, John Cartwright managed to squeeze in a last letter — and he was not the only one !!
And in the same edition of the Pioneer a letter from a new contributor who signed himself “A Pittite”
Who do you think they are ?
A pittite is a new writer, his name taken from the man who educated him as a lad. A contemporary of John Cartwright and many others.
The same age as John Richards (who was born in 1831)