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The Derby Mercury - Wednesday, August 18, 1858


FEARFUL THUNDER STORM - The Derby Mercury , Wednesday, August 18, 1858 The report describes many incidents caused by a " a very terrible storm of thunder and lightning, accompanied by heavy rain" The following is a report on Mapperley. A house was also struck at Mapperley and a portion of the sofa burnt; we are happy to say that no-one was in at the time. Mr W Purdy, returning from work shortly afterwards, found the sofa on fire and seven squares broken in the window.

Nottinghamshire Guardian, Thursday, April 26, 1860

TREAT TO WORKMEN - Mr Mundy gave a supper at the house of Mr Jas. King, The Bull's Head Inn, Derby, on Saturday evening last, to about 50 of the workmen lately employed in putting on the new roof, and other alterations at Shipley Hall, in acknowledgment of the satisfaction all had given through the behaviour and exertions in working during the late inclement season.  All were highly pleased with the supper, which was excellent and well served. Many of the workmen have been employed by Mr Mundy for the past 12 months in erecting a farmhouse at Smalley, cottages, lodges and other improvements still in progress at Shipley, Mapperley and other parts of the estate, under the direction of Messrs. Giles and Brookhouse, architects.

The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, June 6, 1860

SOCIETIES - Mapperley Sick and Amicable Society - On Monday the 28th ult., the members of the Mapperley Sick and Amicable Society, met at the Black Horse Inn, where an excellent dinner had been provided for them by the host and hostess, Mr & Mrs Hardy.  The chair was afterwards filled by Mr John Else.  Various speeches, songs, toasts &c., were given, and a very agreeable evening was spent by all present.  We are glad to say that the funds of this society are in a flourishing condition. –

On Thursday last the members of the Mapperley Female Friendly Society assembled at the above named Inn when an elegant and substantial dinner

awaited their return from church, where an appropriate sermon had been addressed to them by the Vicar the Rev A Newdigate.   The afternoon, it is almost unnecessary to state, passed away very pleasantly


The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, October 24, 1860

William Beecroft, 23, collier, pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to stealing several articles of wearing apparel on Sept 3rd, at Mapperley. - Mr Huish prosecuted. - He was found Guilty; and two former convictions having been proved he was sentenced to one years imprisonment.

The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, July 15, 1863


The most successful bazaar we have attended for many years was held on Tuesday and Wednesday last at Shipley. The result was due none the less to the energy and thoughtfulness of Mrs. Evans and the ladies who were responsible for the effort, than to the kindness of Mr. Mundy, who not only permitted the bazaar to be held upon his estate, but contributed also by his presence, by his purse and his influence to promote in every way the attainment of the object in view. It is very probable, too, that the exceedingly fine weather, the beauty of the site, and the personal popularity of the respected ladies who were concerned in the project, had much influence upon the hundreds who patronised the laudable design to erect schools for the parish of Stanley.

The Bazaar was held in a tent, provided by Mr. Hobson, of Derby, and fixed in a meadow near to the Hull. The interior was prettily decorated, by Mr. Holmes, of Nottingham with streamers and festoons of red and white. The stalls were attended by Mrs. Evans, Mrs, Roe, Miss Roe, Mrs. Canner, Mrs, H. Richardson, Mrs. R. Evans, Miss Evans, Misses Evans (Ellastone), Misses Eliza aud Annie Richardson, Miss Kendal, Miss Bates, Miss Barnes, Miss Fletcher (Mapperley), Mrs Fletcher (Stanton), Miss Canner, Miss Ann Brentnall, and the Misses Parkins (Kirk Hallam.)

The large number of contributions included the usual variety of useful and ornamental articles which the ingenuity taste of the ladies generally offer for the patrons of bazaars, but there were also additional inducements for purchasers in the live fowl, splendidly worked screens , jewellery, and a vast number of knick-knacks as indescribable as they were beautiful.

The ladies who kept the stalls were successfully assisted by Mr. Robt. Evans, Mr. J. Potts, Mr. J. A. Evans, Mr. T. Roe, Mr. Digby Lyon, Mr. Willie Kendal, and other gentlemen, through whose exertions, with the aid of Mrs, Roe, Mr. Evans, and Miss Evans, a vast number of articles were disposed of by raffles, in which a trade so incessant was done as to render it impossible for the stronger sex to walk from one end of the room to the other without being fleeced to the last cent by the weaker vessel. Indeed bullion soon became as scarce as in America. At one side of the tent was a refreshment stall, where a more satisfactory business was done on a very business-like and moderate tariff of charges. Here restoratives were promptly administered to the shorn Iambs and fainting hearts which came staggering from the effects of the treatment of the fair traders, but on the whole, whatever were their troubles, every one seemed good humoured under them, and the object of the bazaar was amply encouraged, 207/- being received in the two days.

ln addition to the enticing attraction of the bazaar tent the visitors were allowed to join in the games of Aunt Sally, Croquet. &c., whilst numerous parties enjoyed the swings, participated in the dances, to the music of well selected bands, or strolled in the beautiful grounds— generously thrown open.

For the lovers of more boisterous mirth Professor Phillips performed tricks of sleight of hand with creditable eclat.

The fine scenery, the joyous weather, and the attractive nature of the occasion combined to render this a very pleasurable event, but above all the courtesy and kindness of Mr. Mundy and his friends contributed to ensure the success of the venture. Mr. Mundy was ever ready to aid the efforts made by Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Roe and the other ladies who zealously and kindly laboured to ensure the consummation of Mrs. Evans's laudable design. Indeed, the members of the family rendered invaluable aid, and it may be said that to their kindnesses, and the efforts of the ladies, who ranked themselves under Mrs. Evans's banner, the great success is due. Mrs. Roe and Mrs. Canner kindly supplied a stall with articles of usefulness and ornamentation ; and, at the risk of being invidious, we must particularize the splendid screens made by Miss Evans, and those furnished by Mrs. Roe.

Many pretty things were contributed by Mr. Mundy, who also sent pastry, jellies, cakes, &c.

The large amount taken includes 10/- kindly sent by Mrs. Sitwell, of Stainsby.

We only express the opinion of the ladies who have so energetically carried out this most successful bazaar, when we record our commendation of the efforts made by the stall-keepers, the stewards, the gate-keepers (Messrs, Brown and Ling), and the whole of the assistants engaged in this memorable fete.

Amongst the visitors were noticed—Captain and Mrs. Bateman, Miss Sitwell (Morley), the Revds. Ebsworth, Deacon, and Doughty, — Barber, Esq., E. Whitehouse, Esq., and Mrs. Whitehouse, A. G. Whitehouse, Esq., Mr. A. Whitehouse. Mr. H. Marshall, Mr. Marshall, Miss Alcock, Mr. F. Saudara, Mr. Walker, Mr. Gregory, Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood,
Mr. Canner, Mr. Roe, Mr. Kemp, Mr. Gills, Mr. J, Pots, Mrs. Place.

The industry displayed by Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Roe, Mrs. Canner, Miss Evans, the Misses Richardson, and other Indies was ably seconded by the efforts of Mr. Canner, Mr. C. Canner, Mr. J. Evans, Mr. Lyons, and other gentlemen, and the Shipley Hall Bazaar will be long remembered as amongst the most successful gatherings in Derbyshire.

The Derby Volunteer Band, under Mr. J. King and Drum-Major Hickling, performed the following selection on Wednesday


Grand Parade March. "Volunteer," Mr. James King,
Written expressly for the Derby "volunteers.
Overture, " La Nuovo di Figaro," Paer.
Waltz, " The Wave Crest," R Smith.
Selection, Op. "Maatha,' Flotow.
Quadrille." Lurline," R. Smith.
Air and Variations, "Ten Souviens-tu," Conturier,
Thema. Solo Cornet; First Var. Euphonium. 2nd Var. Solo
3rd Var. and Duetto. Piccolo Cornets, Andante,
Trombone Solo.
Polka, "Le Clarion des Youaves", Michell,
Grand Chorus "The Heavens Are Telling", Haydn.


March, "The Wedding," Mendelssohn.
(From the Midsummer Nights Dream)
Selection, Opera, "Lurline," Wallace.
Solos for the Ieading Instruments
Quadrille, " The Royal Danish," Riviere.
On real Danish Melodies. Overture, "Fri Diavolo," Aubr.
Galop, "Burlesque" Cassidy.
Selection, "Opera, Lilly of Killarney," Benedict.
Waltz, "Blanche," Farmer.
Overture, "Crown Diamonds," Auber.
Grand Chorus, " Hallelujah," Handel."
Danish National Hymn."

A large number of useful and ornamental articles were unsold, and the Committee have resolved to hold another Bazaar at Stanley in a few weeks hence, when they will be glad to see all the friends who are anxious to promote the attainment of the object they have in view.

The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, 30 May, 1866

Mapperley - Amicable Sick Club

On Monday the anniversary of the Mapperley Amicable Sick Club was held at Mr R. Attenborough’s BLACK Horse inn, Mapperley, near Ilkeston.  The members marched in procession to the church, where an appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. Walton.  On leaving the church they returned to Mr Attenborough’s where they partook of food and a substantial dinner, after which the Rev. A Newdigate took the chair.  Several glees were sung by four of the members belonging to the Mapperley church choir, and at the conclusion a vote of thanks was given to the chairman, landlord and singers. On Thursday a tea meeting was also held in connection with the Mapperley Sick Club for Women, at which a good number were present.

The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, 5 June, 1867


On Holy Thursday the Sabbath and day scholars of Mapperley and Kirk Hallam had their annual treat from the Rev. A. Newdigate, M. A. Vicar of Kirk Hallam and Mapperley, at Dale Abbey.  The Mapperley scholars were conveyed in wagons, kindly leant by Mr Fletcher, Mr Pounder and Mr Thorley, all of Mapperley: and those of Kirk Hallam in a wagon provided by Mr Hardy.  The wagons were decorated with over greens, flowers, banners &c. On arriving at Dale Abbey, the whole of the scholars, who were accompanied by their teachers, met in a field in the occupation of Mr. Malling, near the church, and then proceeded to view the remains of the Hermitage, the Abbey &c. After partaking of an excellent tea, the scholars enjoyed themselves in racing for whistles, nuts, sweats, &c., also in gathering wild flowers for a bouquet, for which sixpence was to be given. William Hobson, of Mapperley, was the successful competitor. Three hearty cheers been given to Mr. and Mrs. Newdigate for their generosity and kindness the happy gathering dispersed.  


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