Former factory before demolition

Alan Harlow's view of Charnos.
Alan Harlow's view of Charnos.
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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.