Publications by the Society and Others

One of the benefits of membership — in addition to free access to the monthly meetings — are the four-copies-a-year Society Newsletters: The Herald. The first four copies can be downloaded from The Herald page.

The Society has for sale a series of publications both by the IDLHS and its members. These can be purchased directly from the Society by post. Prices shown include postage and packing but only relate to UK postage rates. For overseas orders or other enquiries relating to these publications please contact the Secretary at the address below. Please note that postage rates can change and that the Society reserve the right to amend the quoted prices without prior notice. All orders for publications should be sent to —
The Secretary, IDLHS
c/o 18 Nursery Hollow
With payment being made out to: The Ilkeston and District Local History Society.

Ilkeston as it was — Its history in 50 chapters

A look at some of the events, people and things that have shaped the Ilkeston we know today and celebrating 50 years of the Ilkeston and District Local History Society.

Price £13.50

Years of Change

Fifty years of the changing face of Ilkeston from 1945 to 1995

Price £7.50

Off to War

Stories of some of the men of Ilkeston who went off to the first Great War.

Price £13.50

Stanton: Gone but not forgotten

A Derbyshire ironworks and its people — memories of working lives.

Price £13.50

Railway Tales

How and why the railways came, how the affected people’s lives, and how and why so little is left

Price £13.50

Around and About Town

Another look athe the changing face of Ilkeston

Price £7.50

Top of Town

The changing face of the town centre from the Market Place to White Lion Square

Price £7.50

Ilkeston in the Thirties

In old photographs

Price £5

Ilkeston at War

In photographs

Price £6 (A4)

A Backward Glance

by Jean Barber

Memories of an Ilkeston childhood between the wars by Jean Barber

Price £4 (A5)

Ilkeston Tramways

by Barry M Marsden

Price £4 (A5)

Old Ordnance Survey Maps

Priced at £2 each

Ilkeston, Awsworth and Cossall in 1913

Ilkeston (South) with Trowell and Stanton in 1913

Ilkeston (West) in 1937

Cotmanhay, and Shipley Common in 1937

Ilkeston (East) and Cossall in 1937

Kirk Hallam and Little Hallam in 1938

Ilkeston (South and East) and Trowell in 1938

Family History Publications

St Mary’s Parish Registers

Perhaps one of the most important publications available to those tracing their family history back through Ilkeston's past are the transcripts of Ilkeston St Mary’s Parish Registers.

These have been produced and published in print by local historian Stephen Flinders and so far cover the whole register from its earliest date of 1588 through to 1901.

These published transcripts contain in the region of 27,000 entries of baptisms, marriages and burials and have been produced with the kind help and approval of the Derbyshire Records Office at Matlock.

The transcripts are contained in four volumes, each transcript contains a surname index and contain many entries which do not appear on any other data base or in any other publication, especially covering certain periods between 1588 and 1799.

Volume 1 Ilkeston St Mary’s

The Complete Register 1588-1699 (contains around 4,000 entries)

Price: £13.00

Volume 2 Ilkeston St Mary’s

The Complete Register 1700-1799 (contains around 9,000 entries)

Price: £14.50

Volume 3 Ilkeston St Mary’s

The Complete Register 1800-1841 (contains around 9,000 entries)

Price: £14.50

Volume 4 Ilkeston St Mary’s

The Register of Baptisms 1841-1901 (contains around 7,500 entries)

Price: £14.50

For more information on Ilkeston’s people and places, please go to Family & Social History.