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The Cemetery on Stanton Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire is a fascinating example of a Victorian burial ground, which was in use from 1864 until 1947 and contains the mortal remains of many interesting Ilkestonians from all types of work and social class.
The Ilkeston Giant
Buried in Stanton Road Cemetery It is by no means unusual these days to encounter someone who is more than 6ft tall. But, in the 19th century, when the average height was much less than it is today, even a "six-footer" would have stood out in a crowd.