Co-op site would have been ideal for college

Ilkeston co-op closed.
Ilkeston co-op closed.

Regarding uses of the Co-op building. What a pity that the Co-op didn’t close a year earlier, then Derby College could have bought the property to house their new Ilkeston site instead of demolishing a newish, beautifully-built building on Pimlico.

The college would certainly have been in the centre of Ilkeston to ‘revive’ the town’s fortunes.

Patricia McHale

New Lawn Road, Ilkeston.