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50 years in Mapperley choir
Frank reckons that he can now safely call himself a native of Mapperley, and that this presentation represents people’s forgiveness for his bad lapse (the short time that he lived in West Hallam )!
Congratulations then to Frank, and all the very best for the next 50 years.
Old Mapperley – Exhibition, Mapperley Church
Thanks to Mrs Foster, Miss Bland, Mrs Hogg and the children, for their hard graft, imagination and enthusiasm, and all those people who loaned their precious and fascinating objects.
Rev Joe Martin and his wife Margaret, children Patrick. Jevon and Adam left the Parish. They moved to the North Riding, Hutton Buscel, on the edge of the North Yorks Moors, about 6 mils from Scarborough. His Institution by the Archbishop of York was on January 20th at Wykeham Church.
There was the opening of the new infant building at Scargill School around this time but no date was included in the article which appeared in the January 1971 magazine
There was divergence of opinion on the need for an altar screen now that Holy Trinity is a dual - purpose building. However, it wasn’t designed with this in mind, and this would make it difficult to design a screen that would look right. Of course, even if, for instance, there is a square dancing one evening, the rest of he time it is quiet and empty for anyone who would wish to be there alone. There was little support for the two-faced attitude of parishioners who never go to a church service but who object to its being used for secular activities.
Christianity is people meeting people, living together, working and playing together. The village hasn’t yet a village hall, but it now has the use of the church for the same purposes. Activities suggested were: Whist drives, square/country dancing, film shows, badminton, table tennis, Darby and Joan Club. All that is required is permission from the P.C.C. which would almost certainly be given, and payment for the electricity used.
In connection with publicity, several people said they didn’t know what was going on in the village; a notice – board, in a central position, was suggested to improve the situation.
But fifteen people are only a fraction of the village, and it is important to know what the rest think. There will be an open meeting in school on March 25th. It is hoped to have notice of this in the Ilkeston Advertiser so that a large number of people will know about it.
Clerk to Mapperley Parish Council
Suffer the little children
A letter was printed from Rev Ken Vorley sending everyone very good wishes for Easter and hoping to join this parish soon. Date of his move not yet known.
Mapperley Parish Council AGM March 10th
This year’s expenditure was estimated to be £120, mainly the cost of running the street lamps but this time to include a new gate and repairs to the roundabout on the recreation ground. The rec. belongs to the Miners Welfare, but is in the process of being transferred to the parish.
A motion was approved to site a new street lamp by the Royal Oak at a cost of £35. £5 would be left over which would be spent on a notice board.
Rev. William Harold Vaughan
The first letter written by Rev Kenneth Arthur Vorley who had been here for just three weeks along with his wife Anne.
The Service of Institution by the Lord Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd C W J Bowkes, took place at Mapperley on Thursday September 2nd. Rev Vorley’s previous parish was St. Oswald’s Ashbourne.
Baptisms October 10th