Local historian Danny Corns, who passed away last year, has a new gallery dedicated in his name at Erewash Museum as it celebrates its re-opening.

Danny was a respected historian and a key figure in setting up the museum and running the Ilkeston and District History Society.

His knowledge was vast but especially about industrial history – he worked at Stanton and knew a great deal about other industries such as coal and lace.

The gallery will include some of his Stanton collection plus other artefacts about Erewash’s wider industrial heritage and will also include never-before-seen photos, an interactive tablet and large wall display.

Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:

“We are delighted to have our covid-secure Erewash Museum open again and the new exhibition will be a wonderful addition and fitting tribute to Danny. Thanks go to the Ilkeston and District History Society, who have provided funding and have worked alongside the museum team to help bring this incredible exhibition to the people of Erewash.”

The museum’s opening times are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10.30am and 3pm - with admission by advance booking only to ensure the safety of everyone. The safety of visitors is paramount and a range of covid-secure measures are in place.

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