SK4641 : Former Drill Hall, Albert Street

taken 5 years ago, near to Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Former Drill Hall, Albert Street
Former Drill Hall, Albert Street
This building is used by the Ilkeston and Hallcroft Detachments of the Derbyshire Army Cadet Force.
The first Drill Hall in the town was opened in 1909 by the Duke of Devonshire.It was on Stanton Road, at the junction with Havelock Street. The hall was used for 20 years until the opening of this building on 21st June 1930. Council minutes o f the General Works Committee, dated 4th March 1909, show that approval was given for the Stanton Road hall for "The Armoury".
This Drill Hall was threatened with closure in 1961 when training was transferred to Nottingham and with lack of support for the TA (Territorial Army), as described by a reporter for the Ilkeston Pioneer. Officers of the Sherwood Foresters launched a "Save the Hall" campaign to boost membership.

The first Drill Hall, on Stanton Road stood on the site of the house shown in SK4641 : Stanton Road and Havelock Street, Ilkeston
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 December, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 8 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4637 4157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.1694N 1:18.6599W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4639 4157
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