More than 400 books about the history of Stanton Ironworks have been sold just a week after it was printed.
Stanton: Gone But Not Forgotten – officially launched on Saturday – is one of the most successful books Ilkeston Local History Society has ever published.
Half of the books sold – more than 200 – were sold at the launch event at U Choose cafe, Bath Street, where authors and ex-Stantonians Stephen Flinders and Danny Corns signed copies.
The book features never-before-seen pictures of the ironworks – once Ilkeston’s biggest employer and has a foreword from Ilkeston-born actor Robert Lindsay, whose father worked there.
He tweeted this weekend: “Many congratulations to Stephen and Danny. Look forward to many memories.”
A reprint has been ordered but copies are still available at Erewash Museum, Ilkeston library and U Choose, priced £10.