Ironworks book to hit shelves soon

Stanton Gone But Not Forgotten, by Stephen Flinders and Danny Corns of Ilkeston and District Local History Society, ready to hit the shelves.
Stanton Gone But Not Forgotten, by Stephen Flinders and Danny Corns of Ilkeston and District Local History Society, ready to hit the shelves.
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Memories, stories and photographs from what was once Ilkeston’s biggest employer all form part of a new book, out next month.

Stanton Gone But Not Forgotten – featuring a foreword by Ilkeston-born actor Robert Lindsay – is the product of nearly a year’s work by two members of the town’s history society.

Ex-Stanton workers Stephen Flinders and Danny Corns have been busy interviewing old Stantonians, gathering articles, photographs and researching histories of the ironworks for the 200-page volume,.

It includes more than 100 black and white and colour photographs – some of which have never been seen before.

Launch day is not until Saturday November 23 at 10am at the U-Choose smoothie bar, Bath Street, but Mr Flinders said he has already had a ‘steady stream of inquiries’.

“Unfortunately we have not been able to use all the material we gathered, especially the hundreds of photographs to choose from,” he said.

“But perhaps there’s another publication in there somewhere.”