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Newspapers Derbyshire Life Parish Magazine

Newspapers - 1930s - Page 2

Tuesday February 28, 1933



Messrs. J. & W. Heathcote offered for sale by auction at the White Hart. West Hallam, the following properties, which all changed hands at satisfactory prices —
• Coppice Farm, Mapperley-lane, West Hallam, comprising 17 acres 1 rood, offered with vacant possession and by order of the executors of the late Henry Lee, evoked keen competition, and was sold for £850. The solicitors were Mr. F. G. Robinson and Mr H L. Jackson, both of Ilkeston.

• Nos. 27, 28 and 29, Church-road, Mapperlev, two of which produced a net annual rental of £24. 14s., the other being in the occupation of the owner, realised £367 10s.

The solicitors were Messrs. J. Ormond and Co., of Ilkeston.

Derby Daily Telegraph

Monday 17 July 1933


The Sunday School festival of the St. Wilfred's Church, West Hallam, was celebrated yesterday. The preacher at the morning service was the Rev. N. T. Poole, M.A. (Derby). In the afternoon the children paraded the village headed by the Mapperley Colliery Prize Ambulance Band, and marshalled by the vicar and Sunday school teachers. The preacher in the evening was Rev. A. K. Clarke, M.A. (vicar of Sawley) and the soloist, was Mr. J. Carrington, of West Hallam.

Nottingham Evening Post
Thursday 13 December 1934


Albert Victor Walters, well-known member of Ilkeston F.C., and licensee of the Royal Oak Inn, Mapperley, Derbyshire was fined 40s. at Ilkeston to-day for supplying intoxicants during prohibited hours. His wife, Evelyn Walters, was also fined 10s. on a similar summons.

George Disney, Main road, Stanley Common, was fined 10s., and Joseph Crookes, Main road, Stanley Common, who did not appear, was fined 15s., and John George Hudson, of 19,_, Mapperley, Derbyshire, who, with the other two defendants, was summoned for consuming intoxicants during prohibited hours, was discharged on payment of 4s. costs.

Evidence was given that two policemen in plain clothes visited the Royal Oak Inn at about 2.45 p.m. on November 23rd. The house was full of miners coming from work, and they were being served by Mrs. Walters. At 3.10 p.m. Mrs. Walters looked at the clock and exclaimed, My God, it is 10 past 3." She then called, "Time." At 3.15 Hudson entered and Mrs. Walters supplied him with a glass of beer, but no payment was observed. At 3.20 Crooks and Disney entered and were supplied with a pint mug of beer each, which they paid for.

When told she would be reported, Mrs. Walters said, I never ought to have filled them." Disney said, it is the first time I have had it after 3 o'clock," and Crooks replied, You never ought to be so keen."

Walters, the landlord, was seen at 5.30 pm. when he returned from work, and he said, " If we don't do it, then we should lose the money they owe us and the custom. It is impossible to serve them in the limited time, as Friday is the busiest dinner time in the week.

Mr. K. C Horton, who appeared for licensee and his wife, said the house was peculiarly situated. It was near a colliery, and the men were paid Friday and went to the house to change their money and pay out. Walters was generally there, to assist his wife, but on this occasion he was detained at work. The magistrates pointed out that Mrs. Walters supplied further drinks after she noticed it was 3.10. They, however, expressed the wish that the brewery would not take any action in regard to the licence, as the house had been well conducted.



TO-DAY the new Scargill Central School at West Hallam was brought into use, and children from there and the surrounding, villages will receive their Education in one of the most up-to-date buildings of its kind in Derbyshire. The cost has been £10,000 and the builder and contractor, Mr. J Harvey, of Mansfield, and the architect, Mr. B, Widdows, of Messrs. Naylor, Sale and Widdows, Derby, can be proud of their work.

The Scargill Foundation is one of the oldest of its kind in the country, and when the foundation stone of the now school was laid in June last year, it was done with Masonic ritual.


The Rev. John Scargill - a rector of West Hallam, founded the school in 1662.

As the centuries passed, the Scargill Trust's land and money invested increased in value and, as a result of careful management, the Governors have been able to find all the £10,000 necessary for the building.

Standing in a central site in the village, the new school has a very pleasing appearance, and in that respect the interior matches the exterior.

There is a commodious hall, finely decorated and lighted, and the four classrooms are all designed on the latest lines.
The system of heating is carried out by warming the floors, and the light is all from the North.

About 300 children can be accommodated.

The rooms have verandas on the new "open-air" plan, allowing plenty of ventilation.

In addition to the class-rooms there are rooms for the teaching of handicrafts, science and domestic work. The usual cloak-rooms, ante-rooms, are well-built and tastefully decorated.

In lay-out, the building takes the form of the letter "H," and stands in four acres of playing fields.

Mr. E. E. Raby, secretary to the Governors, and formerly headmaster of the old Scargill School, pointed out that the scheme was in accordance with the recommendations of the Hadow report, and was one of the most complete reorganisation educational schemes of its kind in Derbyshire.

Children who are ten years and nine months or over on April 1 of each year will attend the new school from West Hallam, Mapperley, Stanley Common, Dale Abbey Stanley, and Morley.  

The schools in these districts will continue to be used for junior and infant classes.

Mr. Albert France, formerly first assistant teacher at Wigan Church of England School, has been appointed headmaster.
The religious instruction in the Scargill School is according to the tenets of the Church of England.

Derby Daily Telegraph
Tuesday 10 September 1935


More than 160 entries were received for a fruit and vegetable show at the Black Horse Inn, Mapperley, which opened on Saturday and concluded Sunday.

Mr. J. Marvin was secretary, and the committee was composed of Messrs. G. E. Hawley (chairman), G. Fogg (treasurer), E. Hobson, P. Hawley, W. Hawley, H. Wind, J. and G. Baker, W. Isam, and C. Hart. Messrs. E. Hopcroft, J. Hunt, E. Hill, and M. Collinson were the judges.

Proceeds were for a fund to provide elderly people in the village with a tea at Christmas.
Awards were:

Collection of vegetables: 1st S. Wind, 2nd V. Martin.
White kidney potatoes: 1st J Burton, 2nd S. Wind. 3rd J. Robinson.
White round potatoes: 1st S. Wind, 2nd and 3rd G Wain.
Coloured potatoes: 1st P. Pawley, 2nd T. Gregory. 3rd S. Hawley.
Onions: 1st W. Isam. 2nd J. Burton.
Marrows: 1s W. Hawley, 2nd A. Wootton.
Cauliflowers: 1st and 2nd P. Hawley.
Parsnips: 1st S.Hawley  2nd S. Wind.
Carrots: 1st V. Martin, 2nd P. Hawley.
Beet: 1st H. Wind, 2nd J. Burton.
Kidney beans: 1st H. Wind, 2nd J. Burton.
Tomatoes: 1st L. Hawley, 2nd L. Lash, 3rd P. Hawley.
Hen eggs: 1st R. Udall. 2nd B. Ford.
Collection fruit: 1st T. Gregory. 2nd S. Wind.
Dessert apples: 1st T. Gregory, 2nd V. Martin. 3rd J. Burton.
Kitchen apples: 1st, 2nd and 3rd T. Gregory.
Plums: 1st J. Burton. 2nd W. Isam. 3rd T. Gregory.
Pears: 1st J. Burdon. 2nd S. Wind, 3rd G. Wain.
Celery: 1st W. Isam. 2nd R. Derbyshire. 3rd J. Burdon.
Leeks: 1st and 2nd S. Wind.
Bread: 1st Mrs. Smith. 2nd Mrs. M. Hawlev, Mrs. W. Durrow.
Red cabbage: 1st J. Burdon. 2nd S. Wind.
Asters: 1st J. Burdon, 2nd W Hawley. 
Chrysanthemums: 1st S. Wind, 2nd W.Hawley.  
Dahlias: 1st S. Wind, 2nd J. Burdon.
Gladioli: 1st J. Burdon. 2nd S. Wind.

Wednesday, November 20, 1935


WEST HALLAM'S new Central School, built and financed by the Scargill Schools Foundation, was declared open today by Captain H. FitzHerbert Wright, of Yeldersley Hall, vice-chairman of the Derbyshire County Council.

The Hallowing of the school was performed by the Archdeacon of Derby, the Very Rev- E. S. Noakes, and the ceremonies were witnessed by many residents in West Hallam and district and educationists from various parts of the county.

As the school was urgently needed, it was put into use in the early autumn of this year. Children from 11 to 14 attend the school from West Hallam, Stanley, Mapperley, Dale Abbey, Morley, and Smalley Common.


Founded in 1662 by the Rev. John Scargill, Rector of West Hallam, the charity is one of the oldest of its kind in England. The Rector's will provided for the purchase of a farm in Eastwood, the rents of which were to be applied, among other things to the building and maintaining of a school. The administration of the charity has continued to this day, and the religious instruction in the school is according to the tenets of the Church of England.

For a number of years it has been realised that the old Scargill school buildings at West Hallam were out of date, and the new building has been much appreciated by the district. It includes a well equipped hall and classrooms of the latest pattern, and ample playing fields. Mr. Bernard Widdows, of Derby, was the architect, and Mr. John Harvey, of Mansfield the contractor.


There was a touch of sadness in today’s ceremony, for a few weeks ago Mr. E. E. Raby, for 35 years Clerk to the Foundation, died. He had undertaken a great deal of work to bring the scheme to fruition, and, as headmaster of the Scargill School for many years, had a real love for his duties.

The cost of the scheme was more than £10,000. Mr A. France, the headmaster was appointed this summer, and he is to be assisted by a fully qualified staff of seven teachers.

Captain and Mrs FitzHerbert Wright were received at the school to-day by the Rector of West Hallam, the Rev. W. T. Ratcliffe, chairman of the Governors.

Captain FitzHerbert Wright unlocked the entrance door with an inscribed key handed to him by Mr. Widdows. The hallowing service took place in the hall and addresses followed by Captain FitzHerbert Wright, and by Mr. W. G. Briggs, director of Education fort he County.

A display was given by the school-children.

This evening there is to be a thanks giving service in West Hallam Church, when the Rev. Harry Price, Vicar of Cotmanhay and Shipley, and a Diocesan Inspector of Schools, will preach.

Thursday March 31st 1938
A Clerical Appointment

THE Bishop of Derby has presented the Rev. A. E. Swain to the living of Mapperley, the Rural Deanery of Ilkeston, in succession the Rev. J. Fleming, who is resigning.  Mr. Swain has been Rector of Elton, near Matlock, for the past three years, was ordained in 1920, and before coming into Derbyshire, he held curacies at Widnes, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Birtley, Durham. He served the war with the Lancashire Fusiliers, being wounded and gassed three times, and he is president the local branch of the British Legion.


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