Mapperley Village

Home - The Village Today - History - Maps - Memories - Newspapers - Picture Gallery - World Wars
Comments Contents - Comments - Contact Me - Links - Nearby Villages - Notice Board - Search - What's New? New


Drop-Down Navigation Menu

Magazines

Newspapers Derbyshire Life Parish Magazine

Newspapers - 1930s - Page 3



Derby Daily Telegraph
Friday 05 February 1937

EARL OF HARRINGTON'S HUNT
WILL MEET

Saturday, February 6. - Hopwell Lodge Gates.
Tuesday, February 9. - Mapperley village.
Saturday, February 13. - The Kennels, Elvaston.
Each day at 11.0


Derby Daily Telegraph
Monday 8th February 1937

DEATH IN OFFICE
SUDDEN ILLNESS OF MAPPERLEY COLLIERY OFFICIAL

Mr. Ernest Mayfield, of Woodside, Mapperley, Derbyshire, for 11 years head surveyor and assistant estate agent of the Mapperley Colliery Co, Ltd., died suddenly on Saturday. He was at the head office of the Mapperley Co. in Leicester when he was taken suddenly ill and died before a doctor could be summoned. Mr. Mayfield was 40 years of age. He was a keen photographer, and at the recent Ilkeston arts exhibition he won several first prizes. He was a member of the Vulcan Lodge of Freemasons Alfreton.

A widow and two children, a boy and a girl, are bereaved. The funeral is to be at Mapperley Churchyard at 2.30 on Wednesday.


Derby Daily Telegraph
Friday April 9th 1937

MAPPERLEY VILLAGE'S CHEERY SEXTON
Grand Old Men of Derby and Derbyshire

HE IS 78 AND SAYS “THEY WON'T LET ME RETIRE " IF there is one job in the world which ought to make a man philosophical it is being clerk and sexton of a parish church. Like the parson, you see people christened, married and buried, and learn to take things as they come.

Mr. William H. Thornley, who has been clerk and sexton of Holy Trinity Church, Mapperley village for 46 years, and will be 79 next August, is not one of those Dickensian sextons who have become morbid and crusty through digging graves. In spite of his years he still keeps cheerful, and when a Telegraph representative asked him if he was thinking of retiring, he said with a smile. They won't let me!"

DOWN THE PIT

Mr. Thornley gets assistance now in the harder jobs such as grave-digging, and certainly deserves an easier time after such a long period of service. He describes himself as "practically a native of Mapperley," as he came there when he was three years old to be brought up by his grandmother when his mother died. Actually he was born at Lenton.

 l was 14 years of age, when I went to work at Shipley Collieries, earning a pretty small wage for long hours," he said.

In 1891 Mr Thornley became clerk and sexton, carrying on, well, his miner's job until about 14years ago.

When he was a boy many of the cottages in the village were thatched. There were no bus services for the miners, who had often to walk miles get to the pit, then walk miles underneath to get to their stalls.

"They grumble to-day, but the old days were worse in many ways," Mr. Thornley will say.

PRIDE IN CHURCH

He has vivid recollections of the Miller-Mundy family who for so long lived at Shipley Hall overlooking the village, and also of the Newdigate family of West Hallam (who built Holy Trinity Church in 1851). Most people think at first glance that it is a centuries old building, as it certainly gives the appearance of being hallowed by time. Mr. Thornley takes pride in looking after it. Mr. Thornley’s wife died 16 years ago. He has three sons and two daughters living.


Derby Daily Telegraph
Friday 11 June 1937

MISS N. HOBSON   MAPPERLEY GIRL CHOSEN AS WEST HALLAM "QUEEN"

Miss Nora Hobson, of Mapperley Village, near Ilkeston, has been chosen Queen at the West Hallam and District Carnival, which will be held this year on Saturday, July 17. A pretty, graceful girl, Miss Hobson.  She is the first Mapperley girl to be chosen Queen of 'the Carnival.  In previous years girls from West Hallam have occupied the position. The crowning ceremony will be performed by Mrs. M. Brown of West Hallam, wife of Mr. F. L Brown president of the Carnival Committee.


Nottingham Evening Post
Wednesday 20 October 1937

ROMANCE OF BLIND
TO DAY'S WEDDING AT LANGLEY MILL

A marriage at the Langley Mill Parish Church to-day was the sequel to the meeting of two blind persons a year ago at a holiday home for the blind at St. Leonard's Hastings. The bride, Miss Mary Ann Moon, who for some time past has resided at Langley Mill is 58, and has been totally blind for the past 50 years. The bridegroom, Mr. James Smith, has resided for the past 28 years at Cholsey (Berks.), and has been blind from the age of six.

Miss Moon is the fourth daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Moon, of Mapperley (Derbyshire), and the groom the eldest son of the late Dr. J. Murray Smith and Mrs. Smith, of London.

Miss Moon is vice-chairman of the Derby Branch of the National League for the Blind, and also an active member of the Langley Mill Women's Guild.

Note- See also article about Miss Moon - Nottingham Evening Post - Friday 2 April 1909


Gloucestershire Echo
Friday 26 November 1937

NEW VICAR OF UPTON SNODSBURY

The Rev. H. R. Pleming, curate at Webheath, attached to the parish of Tardebigge, Bromsgrove, has been appointed vicar of Upton Snodsbury, to succeed the Rev. T. Bannister-Jones, to whom the Bishop of Worcester has presented the living of Tibberton with Bredicott. Mr. Pleming is a son of the Rev. John Pleming, vicar since 1912 of Mapperley, Derbyshire.


Derby Daily Telegraph
Tuesday 30 November 1937

POSTMISTRESS 44 YEARS
WEST HALLAM GIFTS TO MISS HOBSON

Miss Caroline Ann Hobson, who recently retired after 44 years' service as Postmistress at West Hallam, was presented last night with an easy-chair, cushion, and tea service and tray, the gifts of the villagers, in appreciation of her courtesy and efficiency.

A handbag was presented to Miss Edith P. Lowndes, who for about 20 years assisted Miss Hobson and is still employed at West Hallam Post Office.

The ceremony took place at the Infants' School, West Hallam. The Rector, the Rev. W. T. Ratcliffe, who presided, said that Miss Hobson had done many acts of great kindness.

She and Miss Lowndes were examples of those civil servants who did a great deal more than they were paid for.

CERTIFICATE FROM P.M.G.

He mentioned that Miss Hobson had received from the Postmaster-General a certificate expressing appreciation of her long and faithful service. Mr. D. W. Flint, secretary of the committee which collected the subscriptions, said that his had been a pleasant task, for people had spontaneously contributed to show their appreciation of Miss Hobson and Miss Lowndes.

Mr. F. M. Brown,  manager and director of the Mapperley Colliery Co., Ltd., Councillor J. Derbyshire, chairman of the West Hallam Parish Council, Mr. R. Morris, Dr. A. C. Adams, and Miss B Hancock, all expressed their appreciation of the services of Miss Hobson and Miss Lowndes.

The Rector presented the gifts. In reply Miss Hobson and Miss Lowndes said they had been happy in their work.

Councillor Derbyshire thanked Mr. Flint for his work as secretary of the committee.


Derby Daily Telegraph
Saturday 29 October 1938

NEW RECTOR OF WEST HALLAM
INDUCTION OF REV. LLOYD JONES BY ARCHDEACON

Clergy from the surrounding district attended the induction service of the Rev. W. R. Lloyd Jones, the new Rector of West Hallam, at West Hallam Parish Church last night. The induction ceremony was carried out by the Archdeacon of Derby, the Ven. E. Spencer Noakes, who was assisted by the Vicar of Kirk Hallam, the Rev. J. E. Dallimore, in the absence, through illness, of the Rural Dean, the Rev. H. C. Brocklehurst, who is Vicar of Spondon.

The churchwardens - Councillor J. Derbyshire and Mr. F. Brown, also took part in the ceremony. The organist was Mr. W. France.

The Archdeacon gave a short address, which he thanked all who had helped with the administration of the church during the interregnum period.

ARCHDEACON'S APPEAL

He appealed to churchgoers to give the new Rector all the assistance in their power. Clergy present included Canon H. E. Fitz Herbert (Secretary of the Bishops' Appeal Fund), the Vicar of Ilkeston (the Rev. Linsan Graves), the Vicar of Mapperley (the Rev. A. E. Swain), the Vicar of Cotmanhay (the Rev. H. Price), the Vicar of Stanley (the Rev. T. Snowden) and the Rector of Stanton-by-Dale (the Rev. A. B. Roberts). The collection was taken in aid of the Diocesan Ordination Candidates' Fund.

After the service refreshments were served in the village schools.



Derby Daily Telegraph
Monday 10 April 1939

SIX BRIDESMAIDS
MAPPERLEY BRIDE OF MR. LEWIS JACKSON

Miss Olive Charlesworth, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Charlesworth, of Mapperley village, was married at Holy Trinity Church, Mapperley, on Saturday, to Mr. Lewis Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Jackson, of Inglefleld-road, Ilkeston. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of white satin and a veil, and carried a bouquet of red roses. Miss Vera Charlesworth (sister of the bride) and Miss Malvina Jackson (sister the bridegroom), the elder bridesmaids, were dressed in mauve satin gowns, with velvet coatees. The bride was also attended by Ada Charlesworth (her sister) and Margaret Jackson (sister of the bridegroom), who wore dresses similar to those of the elder bridesmaids. The two other attendants, Beryl Jackson and Hazel Simms (nieces of the bridegroom), wore dresses of pink satin. All the attendants carried muffs to match their dresses. The Vicar, the Rev. A. E. Swain, officiated, and Mrs. E. Beardsley, was the organist. A reception was held at the Church Schools, Mapperley.


Go-To

Disclaimer - Copyright - Is this page correct?   Something wrong or missing?   Please let me know.   Also contributions very welcome