A gem of a photo shows scene in 1885

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We step back in time this week to 1885 in this photo, which shows Walter George and sons.

Walter was the shopkeeper of Bates and they are pictured here alongside a horse and cart .

The snap comes from Tony Leivers’ collection of old Ilkeston pictures.

Written on the side of the cart is ‘Bates baker and confectioner, Cotmanhay Rd, Ilkeston.’

People can contact Tony about his collection at virginmeda.com@virginmedia.com. Memory Lane photos can be sent to news@ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk.