Family history search

A WOMAN who is researching her family history is appealing to people in Ilkeston to help her find a book produced by an old Ilkeston-based family firm.

Wendy Pavlidis said: “A search of the Advertiser archives led me to a story about Johnson and Barnes, which had been a large employer in the district.

“As John Thomas Johnson was the brother of my great-grandfather, this was of great interest to me. Since then, I have discovered that the firm published a book entitled, ‘Half a Century of Hose’ and each employee was given a copy of it to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the company. I would really like to see a copy of the book as I think it would help my search.”

Anyone who might be able to help Wendy can call 0115 9446165.