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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 and 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

DERBYSHIRE OCTOBER SESSIONS - Stealing Wearing Apparel 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.

Philip Wyles
29 April 2013
The Escape From A Very Serious Explosion Of Gas At The Shipley Hard Coal Colliery, Derbyshire

"Report on the Inspection of Coal Mines in the District comprising the Counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and War­wickshire, for the Year ending 31st December 1860.—By John Hedley, Esq.

Derby, February 28, 1861.

With great satisfaction I record the escape from a very serious explosion of gas at the Shipley Hard coal colliery, Derbyshire, by the proper use of safety lamps. In November last a large outburst took place, which for several hours loaded a well-ventilated district of the mine to the explosive point. The workmen observed the Davy lamps full of flame, and the Geordie or Stephenson lamps were extinguished. The men quickly retired into the intake air course, but, in doing so, one man had to pass over the coals, which were got down along 60 yards of the face of the work, with his Davy lamp full of flame. The seam is only about three feet thick, and there was great risk in passing over the coals in so limited a space almost blocked up in places with the coals; had the man been tripped and the lamp jerked with sufficient force to pass the flame through the gauze, a serious explosion (involving the loss of about 70 lives) would have occurred, and another would have been added to the list of unaccountable explosions. A defective lamp, or the exposure of a light, would have been suggested as the cause of the catastrophe.

This is the fourth large outburst of gas which has been safely encountered at this colliery. The consulting mining engineers to the works, Messrs. Woodhouse and Jeffcock, have established strict discipline in the care and use of the safety lamps, and it must be gratifying to them, as well as to those engaged in the mine, that the safety lamps have passed through another severe ordeal without an accident."

The text in inverted commas is a direct copy of text from the report. In my opinion it shows the correct application of safety procedures by a well disciplined workforce provided with the appropriate safety equipment. If the gas had been ignited, by whatever means, then the results would have never been forgotten.

Regards Phil

Nottinghamshire Guardian
Friday, December 12, 1862 

WEST HALLAM - On Thursday December 4th, a small estate, situate at Mapperley near this village, was offered for sale at the Punch Bowl Inn, consisting of 26 acres 2 roods, together with an old post windmill, and was, after a short but sharp competition, withdrawn, the last bidding being £3,000.

The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, July 15, 1863

GRAND BAZAAR AT SHIPLEY HALL - 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

Part 1

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 Cornet.
3rd Var. and Duetto. Piccolo Cornets, Andante,
Trombone Solo.
Polka, "Le Clarion des Youaves", Michell,
Grand Chorus "The Heavens Are Telling", Haydn.

Part 2

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.

Thursday 10 May 1866

Merry's Gout and Rheumatic Pills

Merry's Gout and Rheumatic Pills Are recommended to the afflicted as the only efficient remedy ever discovered for the above painful disorders. They not only give relief from the almost intolerable pain, but when the patient has kept his bed for months, one box will frequently carry off the attack in two or three days. See small handbills for testimonials.

Prepared only by Wm. Merry, Chemist, Ilkeston, in boxes 7p., 1s. 1p., and  2s. 9d., duty included • and sold the following Agents at Mapperley, Mr Moon, Grocer

Thursday 24 May 1866

Mapperley - Amicable Sick Club

The anniversary of this club was at the Black Horse, occupied by Mr Robert Attenborough, this village, on Monday last. It consists of seventy-four members; five of the number having joined it within the last twelvemonths.

During the year fourteen members were assisted insickness, two members buried, and two members’ wives, as well as £32 taken to the bank. The members having assembled at the Black Horse, proceeded to the  Church, where a sermon appropriate to the occasion was preached by the curate (Mr Walton), his text being the 29th verse of the 32nd chapter of  Deuteronomy.

After the service was over, they returned to the Black Horse, and sat down to  dinner, but subsequently the Rev. Alfred  Newdigate, of Kirk Hallam, occupied the chair, and a variety of toasts were proposed and responded to.  
Messrs. Thomas Hallam, Thomas Durow, Joseph Cook, and Thomas  Moon, four of the members of the Church choir, sung the following glees: Hail, Smiling Morn, See our Oars, with Feathered Spray, Fair Flora Decks, Dame Durden, Old England, the Queen, and the Church, old Woman Will you go A-bearing? How Merrily we Live, Ac, and a madrigal, Banish, O Maiden!

The curate of Mapperley, Mr John Fletcher of Mapperley, Mr Date, surgeon, of Ilkeston, were amongst those present.
It was expected that Messrs. Whitehouse, Pounder, Thornley, Bahill, Lane, Porter, Parker, and others, would also have formed part of the company, but they were unavoidably absent. A vote of thanks having been given to the landlord, the party broke up.

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.

Thursday 25 October 1866


MR PALING is favoured with instructions to sell by AUCTION, on Tuesday 30th October 1866, at One o'clock, Mapperley, the under mentioned  Articles,viz:-
Six chamber windows, frames, and shutters, in very good order; 6 small pantry window frames; 18 doors and frames, in good order; 6 ovens and fire places to match; 6 lots old TIMBER, consisting of spars, beams and side trees; bam floor nearly new; a large quantity of old oak timber consisting of beams,  wallplates, side plates, and principals; a small lot of old iron, small pig trough, 8 lots of old doors and door frames, a large quantity of old spars, in 8 lots, a window frame. 16 panes, Yorkshire light; 12 very fine STORE PIGS.

All of the above articles can be seen on application to Mr. John Founder, Mapperley.

Thursday 08 November 1866


Sunday last, November 4th. Thanksgivings were offered to Almighty God in Holy Trinity Church, Mapperley, for the harvest of the present year, and for preservation hitherto from the cholera and cattle plague. The Church was appropriately decorated with different kinds of corn, apples, evergreens, and flowers. The services, which were exceedingly hearty and well conducted, were attended and joined in by a numerous and devout congregation.
In the morning, the Rev. A. Newdigate, M.A., Vicar of the parish, was the preacher and celebrant. The evening preacher the Rev. C. J. Newdigate, M.A., Rector  at West Hallam. Thankofferings were collected each service, amounting altogether to £1 12s 1d. be devoted to the Church Building Society.

On October 7th, sermons were preached and collections made for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts ; and on Thursday, the 11th, a very interesting address on the subject of missions was delivered in the School-room, by the Rev. J. Higgins, one of the Society’s missionaries at Cuddapah, South India.

The sum total collected at the Sunday services and after the meeting amounted to £1 6s 5d.

Mysterious Death

For several weeks past considerable excitement has prevailed in the village of Mapperley, owing to the sudden disappearance of a young man, respectably connected, named Francis Martin, a miller, carrying on the business at Mapperley Windmill.

About a month ago he went Derby in company with a friend, the latter of whom left him in charge of his conveyance while making a business call in that town, but on returning to the trap found that Martin had disappeared. Inquiry as to his whereabouts was at once instituted, but nothing definite could be ascertained until Friday, the 2nd instant, when his body was found floating down the river Derwent, near the paper mills Messrs Tempest, at little  Eaton, near Derby.

Mr. Coroner Whiston held an inquest on the body on Saturday, when the evidence produced failed to unravel the mystery whether the deceased committed suicide or not. According the surgeon’s evidence, who made a post-mortem examination of the body, there were various blows on his back and head, as though he had been the victim of some foul play. The jury returned an open verdict of “Found drowned."

Thursday 08 November 1866

Mapperley Mill

MR. HOPKINS is directed to SELL by AUCTION, on Monday, the 19th November 1866, the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, 3 fat COWS, capital brown MARE,12 lamb Hogs, 4 & half inch wheel cart. Iron plough and barrows; farm implements, stack frame with stone posts and caps, mill sacks, Scales, tools etc; also a rick of capital CLOVER, small rick do., oat and dill straw; the winter eating of 20 acres of GRASS LAND, with possession of the Wind Mill up to Lady Day next, on the premises of the late Mr. Francis Martin, Mapperley, in the County Derby, Sale commence at Ten in the morning.

Nottinghamshire Guardian
Friday 9th November 1866


A case of suspected murder was on Friday brought to light by the discovery of the body of a man floating on the river Derwent, at Little Eaton, near Derby.

On recovering the body from the water it was found that the back part of the head bore marks of severe blows having, from some cause or other, been inflicted, leading to the supposition that a foul murder had been committed, although nothing had been abstracted from the pockets of the deceased, thus showing that mercenary motives had not influenced any assailants to commit the deed. The body of the deceased was not recognized at the time of being taken from the water, but from letters found in his pockets it is believed that his name is Francis Martin, and that he is a native of Mapperley, Derbyshire. The body had evidently been in the water some time.

The police have the case in hand, and will, of course, prosecute every inquiry to clear up this mysterious and suspicious death. The deceased is said to be a miller in a respectable position. The inquest held before Mr. Coroner Whiston, on the body of Francis Martin, of Mapperley, Derbyshire, who was found drowned in the river Derwent, near the paper mills of Messrs. Tempest, at Little Eaton failed to throw any really satisfactory light as to how the deceased came by his death, and the jury therefore returned an open verdict of "Found drowned."

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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