400 Stanton books sold in just a week

Launch of new Ilkeston history society new book. Stephen Flinders and Danny Corns. Dennis Wilson getting book signed.
Launch of new Ilkeston history society new book. Stephen Flinders and Danny Corns. Dennis Wilson getting book signed.

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.