The image of the church shows parts of the medieval church, this was removed in 1868, so we know that the image must be before this time.
I am afraid so far as part of our church archive project we also have been unable to date this image, I would appreciate it if at all possible a high resolution copy of the one you have can be obtained, as it is by far the clearest I have seen (most I have seen are copies of copies of copies).
As a possibility do you have image editing software - there is a notice of an exhibition (floral? Choral) behind the men, if the image is a high enough resolution you may be able to enhance this enough to see if there is a date (also if it is an event for raising money for the rebuilding of the church it would narrow the window to the beginning of the project etc)
Heanor, St Lawrence, Church Archivist
Thanks again, I am a direct descendant of Isaac Smith b. 1818ish as you can see by my name. I have got back to his marriage in 1935 but nothing on his birth or where he came from for sure.
I have been trying for above 10 years , it will come to light one day because there are more and more records becoming available all of the time.
There does not seem to be much on the internet at the moment from the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire area. I have been to the records offices but no joy.
Nottinghamshire family History society have more records for births, marriages and deaths than the internet sites, all on CDs
So if anyone is stuck and have Nottinghamshire roots tell them to try them.
Mick Siddons did a fantastic job for Nottinghamshire FHS right up to when he died he transcribed many thousands of records for them.
What a site you have got , every one of my ancestors were miners and mine sinkers, mostly from the Ilkeston area but from Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Shropshire as well!