Leaving behind Part 5 …
Letter 20, another one from John Cartwright, dated January 19th 1892, promoted the details of ‘the suggested social gathering of Old Ilkeston scholars’ but added little to the history of Ilkeston ’50 years ago’. There followed a short hiatus which prompted another letter from the previous writer, dated February 2nd.
Question 114. Samuel and Thomas Potter were brothers, the sons of James and Mary (nee Richards). They had a younger brother George.
All three brothers married … but what did their wives have in common, before they became ‘Potters’ ?
Question 115. Who was ‘Mr. Barker‘ who married ‘Miss Potter’ ?
Question 116. And who was ‘Miss Potter‘ whose sons were ‘John and Alexander’ ? (Be careful !)
Question 117. And what relation was this Miss Potter to the Potter brothers ?
Question 118. Where was Joseph Bailey’s factory built ?
Question 119. It was not the first large factory built in Ilkeston. So who built the first one ?
Question 120. What was the family connection between ‘son Joseph Bailey‘ and the builders of the first large factory ?
Who do you think they are ?
Not a lot of clues here.
Old Ilson Quiz is now taking a break for the Summer Holidays … it will be back in due course.
It’s back !! Part 7