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There's a recent thread to do with blue plaques to be put on houses lived in by George Brough, of Brough Superior fame. I was browsing through Wikipedia and noticed that William Roach was born in Basford in 1932. Did he live there for any length of time before moving to Ilkeston and, if so, and if his house still exists, does he merit a blue plaque?
Hi All Bit of an appeal for help. Fairly new to the area and have started to do a 'just for fun' bit of research on the locality, which in my case is Sandon St. Specifically, I'm interested in the end near Nottingham Rd, and my ultimate objective is to get the full history of my place (#14) and a more general collection of stories, images etc, which I'll then put all together and post up here for anyone who may be interested to see it. So far so good. My basic research research runs from c1890 to 1917, when I know the Soar family, previously of #40 moved in. Easily obtainable records beyond his death in 1917 are a bit more tricky. They seemed to have stayed in Nottingham for generations , I wonder if they are still about at all? Anyone know anything beyond this? Also, I read a post on here a while ago suggesting Sandon St used to be Newcastle St. Anyone know how reliable that is? Searching old records, 2 candidates existed prior to Sandon St in 1894. However, one connected to Parliament St and the other was in the Park, so couldn't verify that theory. Would also love to hear about any business on the street you may recall, as I can see what looks like a few converted shops now being lived in. Really appreciate any stories or info anyone can provide. Much thanks! Steve