Regular Memory Lane contributor Alan Harlow has shared with us a picture from the more recent past this week.
This image was taken in early 2007 and shows a rare view of the former Charnos hosiery factory in Corporation Road – once one of Ilkeston’s biggest employers.
At the time the picture was taken, Alan explained, the site was empty and was awaiting demolition.
Later that year it was cleared and a large housing estate was built in its place.
Alan took this picture from the towpath of the Erewash Canal.