Stanton workers stand by furnace

Tony Leivers' picture from one of the Stanton Ironworks furnaces from 1940.
Tony Leivers' picture from one of the Stanton Ironworks furnaces from 1940.

With the news that a huge development of houses and businesses looks set to be built on the former Stanton Ironworks, we take a look at the site’s past.

This picture was supplied by Tony Leivers, who said it was taken in about 1940.

At its height Stanton once employed most of the men in Ilkeston and the surrounding area,

Tony, who has sent in a number of pictures to us in the past, asked for readers to contact him on virginmeda.com@virginmedia.com if they want to chat about any of his photographs.