Newspapers - 1940s
DERBYSHIRE MINER KILLS PARTRIDGES
Lewis Johnson, miner, Mapperley Brook, West Hallam, pleaded guilty at Ilkeston today to killing three partridges without a licence, at Head House Farm, Mapperley, on February 11th. He was fined 10s. Accused was also fined 5s for trespassing in pursuit of game.
By instructions from the Exors of G J Woolley. Deceased.
FRIDAY, 10th APRIL, 1942. at the St. James's Sale Rooms, Derby, at 3.30 p.m.
The Valuable FREEHOLD DAIRY FARM, known as HEAD HOUSE FARM, MAPPERLEY (2 miles from Ilkeston).
Area 157 ACRES 0 ROODS 25 PERCHES or thereabouts (28 Acres Arable).
Substantially built FARMHOUSE, 2 Reception, 5 Bedrooms. Bathroom, separate w.c. Greenhouse (heated). FARM BUILDLNGS, including tying for 32; also TWO COTTAGES let on service tenancies.
This Farm is in good state of cultivation, and offers an excellent opportunity TO anyone desirous of acquiring a really good Farm either for own occupation or Investment purposes.
Nottingham Evening Post
Dog And The Lambs
James H. Hufton, miner, of 12, Derwent-avenue, Ilkeston, was ordered by the Ilkeston magistrates to-day to keep a dangerous dog under control and to pay 16s. 6d. costs. Evidence was given that the dog was seen attacking lambs in a field belonging to Mr. Moorhouse, of Head House Farm, Mapperley. Derbyshire.
Supt. Richardson said it was a most serious matter at the present time, when lambs were about.
OFF THE RATION
At Ilkeston to-day Frederick Chadwick, Wharf Cottages, West Hallam, pleaded guilty to supplying pork contrary to the Rationing Order. He was fined £3, with £2. 3s. costs. The following pleaded guilty to obtaining pork, Peter Nixon, The Brook, Stanley; Lidia Frost, Wharf Cottages, West Hallam; Harriett Hall, Arbury Farm, High-lane East, West Hallam; and Walter Briggs, Wharf Cottages, West Hallam. Each was fined £2 with 7s. 9d. costs. Chadwick had killed a pig and in return for services rendered gave pieces of pork to the four defendants.
SALE OF HOUSES
Mr. J. Else sold the following property by auction at Smalley Common yesterday: Six dwelling-houses,
SON DEBARRED FROM HOME
Stating that he did not wish to be vindictive, but that they were better apart, Mapperley farmer refused at Heanor Police Court to-day to have his 27-years-old son back home or to re-employ him on the farm. The son, Joseph Hill, of no fixed address, described as an agricultural engineer, and said to parted from his wife, pleaded “Guilty" to stealing money from his father, Charles Hill, of Mapperley Farm, between October 9 and 20. He was bound over for two years. His father told the magistrates that he was willing to forgo repayment of the stolen money. "I just wanted him brought here before you that he could be given good advice," Mr. Hill said.
2,000-PART 'JIGSAW' BUILDS THREE-BEDROOMED HOUSE
PREFABRICATED timber houses imported from Sweden—with red-tiled gabled roofs and neat porches offering a complete contrast with the "utility" appearance of the British "prefab" are now being built in Mapperley village. They are attracting visitors from all parts of Derbyshire. Four pairs are being built for Belper Rural Council. They are among the first to be erected in England. Before beginning to assemble the 2,000 parts of each pair of houses workmen employed by Messrs. Wood, Ltd., of Heanor went to King's Langley, near St. Albans.
Last 50 Years
There they saw the finished product— the first completed Swedish houses in England, erected by Swedish craftsmen. The life of the houses is estimated to be 50 or 60. Breastwork and chimneys entail the only brickwork. The red tiles are already on one pair at Mapperley. 'Mr. J: N. Bramley, the contractor, hopes to have the whole job completed by the end of July. The outside walls of the houses have weather boarding, a layer of waterproof paper, a further lining, of wood, and an inside layer of hardboard. Their heat and sound insulation is almost twice that of ordinary houses.
There are two upstairs bedrooms, another one downstairs, a large living room, a bathroom and lavatory, a kitchen, an under-the-stairs pantry, a laundry room equipped with gas copper, draining board and concrete shelves, and an outside store shed.
Fitting together the 2,000 parts with the aid of 50 drawings was a bit of a headache at first," Mr. Bramley told me. "But we approached it on the lines of a jig-saw puzzle, and it all came out the end."
Nottingham Evening Post
KEY TO COAL PROBLEM
“If Every Man Worked Five Full Shifts A Week ...” In a few weeks nationalisation of mining would be reality, and there was a great job to be done, but it would take years, declared Mr. Hugh Gaitskell, M.P. for Leeds South, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power, at Blidworth, yesterday.
The instrument had been forged to carry through the great technical reorganisation which was needed, and to transform the human relationships in the industry.
Meanwhile, the big question was output this winter. A six per cent, increase in average output per manshift would virtually ‘close the dangerous gap between production and consumption that threatened this winter. They wanted production back to 94 per cent, of pre-war.
The Government had approved in principle the five-day week, and the one anxiety was the effect production. If, apart from sickness and so on, every man worked five full shifts a week, there would be no need to worry.
CASE FOR CONTROLS
The economic policy of the Labour Government was the subject of a speech by Mr. Gaitskell at a meeting in Mansfield on Saturday, called by the Education Committee of the local Cooperative Society, Mr. E. Castell presiding.
In addition to all this, there had been a shortage of electricity in some parts of the country, ‘because of the lack of supplies of material necessary for repairs. But this could not be avoided. Further, there was now an immense demand for houses, due to the lack of men and materials during the war. All this made it of the first importance for the present Government to impose controls in order to give everyone a fair share, and to avoid inflation.
THE REAL PERIL
The real peril to our economic policy.” declared Mr. Gaitskell, lies not in the danger of inflation, but in eventual slump. I am not making any forecast, because most of the slumps have been world slumps. One of our bright spots has been that our exports have been unbelievably good; the September figures show a gain over the Tory level of £90,000.000. That is twice the pre-war figure. In the course of 1947 we shall achieve a balance between imports and exports, something we have not done for a long time.”
After his speech, Mr. Gaitskell presented prizes to the following winners of the poem and essay competition organised by the recruitment branch of the ministry: Coun. J. Wood, Mapperley Village, near Derby (employed at the Mapperley Colliery); H. Ward, 3, Titchfield-street, Creswell Whit well Colliery); H. J. Ensor, The Sycamores, Huthwaite (New Hucknall Colliery); and G. H. Vardy, Litchfield Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse (Blidworth Colliery).
PIPED WATER FOR VILLAGES
The Clerk (Mr. H. H. Creaser) reported to Belper Rural Council to-day that the schemes for providing piped water supplies to the western parishes of Plaistow Green, Wheatcroft and Moorwood Moor were still being considered by the County Council. The Ministry of Health advised the Council that an inspector would visit the district to examine the Council's proposed water scheme for Mapperley and Shipley.
IN CASE OF FIRE
On the advice of the Fire Force Commander, Belper Rural Council agreed to-day to provide a stirrup-pump and two buckets to each of the tenants of the Swedish timber houses at Mapperley. The Council also decided to ask the N.F.S. if it would transfer to the Council the first aid fire equipment at Mapperley for use on the site.
ALUMINIUM HOUSES FOR MAPPERLEY
Subject to the approval of the site by the Regional Planning Officer, Belper Rural Council, decided on Saturday to apply to the Ministry of Health for aluminium permanent houses to be erected at Mapperley-
Mr. J. Wood reported that the Parish Council had unanimously agreed to urge the Rural Council to obtain the number of houses to provide accommodation for miners working at Mapperley Colliery some of whom had to travel long distances to work and for "Bevin Boys", who might have to leave the district when the period of training was ended, housing was not available.
Monster Beans At Mapperley
LETTER comes this week from 74-years-old Mr. Harry Wint, of Mapperley, who prides himself on knowing something about growing kidney beans. He has been cultivating them for 60 years.
To-day, hanging on his row is one 22 inches long. Several more are 19 inches long. Four, which he is keeping for seed, measure a total of more than six feet. Says Mr. Wint in his letter: "If the measurements are found to be incorrect I will give £1 to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary."
MAPPERLEY HAS OUTBREAK OF IMPETIGO
REPORTING to Belper Rural Council to-day that there was an outbreak of impetigo at Mapperley, Mr. J. Wood suggested that as the disease was contagious the County Education Authority should insist that children affected should be kept away from school.
October 15th 1949, at Derby, Gordon, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Haynes, 2. Mapperley Village, near Derby, to Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilson, of 10, Morley Road, Derby.