The Ilkeston and District Local History Society
The Society was established in 1966 to foster the study of local history and research into all aspects of the history of Ilkeston and the district and to disseminate this information for the benefit of the public.
- Brief Histories & Local Topics
Dale Abbey, Ilkeston, Lords of the Manor
- Ilkeston & District Heritage
Architecture, Around and About Town, Charter Fair, St Mary’s Parish Church, Street & Place Names, Industrial Archaeology & Architecture, Churches & Chapels, South Street
- Family & Social History
Ilkeston Remembered, Dale Abbey Churchyard, St Mary’s Churchyard, St Mary’s Churchyard Extension, South Street Baptist Chapel, Park Cemetery, Historical portraits, Stanton Road Cemetery, Ilkeston War Memorial
Archaeological Finds & Sites, St Mary’s Former Vicarage
Mining, Stanton Ironworks, Stanton At War
and the Society:
- Events and Meetings
The Society holds indoor and outdoor events throughout the year, to which all are welcome
- Society Membership
Join the Society to receive a free copy of our quarterly newsletter The Herald, and free admission to our meetings
We have a number of books and maps illustrating the history and development of Ilkeston
- Contact Us
Feel free to send any questions, comments or suggestions you have
- Useful Links
The Society Emblem is the former arms of the Borough of Ilkeston.
Granted to the Ilkeston Borough Council in 1887, the arms represent the industries which were most prominent in the area at that time.
The bear holds in its mouth a miner’s safety lamp to represent the coal industry. Across the top of the shield we see a sample of lace while at top and bottom are two hanks of cotton, both representing two aspects of the textile industry. To left and right we have two gloves, another of the local industries, while at centre the symbol of Mars represents the iron industry.
The motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Work Conquers Everything)
Chairman: Paul Miller
Vice Chairman: David Hudson
Secretary: Russell Gough
Treasurer: Susan Cave
Herald Editor: Carol Measham
Registered charity number: 1011314