Plaques are unveiled

NILA 13-10-12 BE 3 Plaque outside the observatory pub, Ilkeston.
NILA 13-10-12 BE 3 Plaque outside the observatory pub, Ilkeston.
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Two plaques were unveiled by Ilkeston and District Local History Society on Friday to mark Ilkeston’s two Market Places.

One, on the wall of the Sir John Warren pub, marks the site of the current Market Place which was created in about 1840.

Gavin Gill, area manager for Wetherspoons, with Ilkeston and District Local History Society chairman Alan Edwards unveiling the plaque at the Observatory pub.

Gavin Gill, area manager for Wetherspoons, with Ilkeston and District Local History Society chairman Alan Edwards unveiling the plaque at the Observatory pub.

And the second shows the site of the medieval Market in front of the Observatory pub.