The Photo Was Taken At NCB Headquarters Or Stanley Pit
Men are (left to right):-
This was the No 5 Area Challenge Shield. All 7 had close and long connections with the local Division of the St John Ambulance Brigade and all at some time were members of the competition team for the local Division whose name was Mapperley Division although it covered both local collieries and anyone else interested.
All except Joe Hobley were uniformed members of the St John Ambulance Brigade and all at some time helped with the junior group known as St John Ambulance Cadets. Bob Harrison was Divisional Superintendent for the cadets and at different times Alf Aldred and Ted Yates were Divisional Officers. Ted Yates, Harry Beardsley and George Pearson at different times helped to train the Cadets' competition team who themselves won many trophies.
I know because I was one of them and captained the team at one time!
Looking back at the last few months: We ran "Open Sundays" in August when walkers, members and villagers met for tea and cakes. This was enjoyable and raised £79 in donations for refreshments, which will be used towards the cost of upkeep of the churchyard.
In September, 70 sat down to a great Harvest Supper followed by an amusing and inspiring talk by Rev. Trevor Grewcock, a former superintendent in the local Methodist circuit, with stories from his time as a Methodist minister.
Donations have been given to the Church Housing Trust, which provides support to the homeless, following an appeal, and to Manna, the Archdeacon's charity following a visit from him to take a service.
Expenditure - necessary repairs have been carried out to the organ, in addition to the annual service, windows broken by flying stones have been replaced and the church has paid for rails to be added to the new footpath, funded through the Lodge House Community Fund.
We still need help with music at our Sunday morning services - which is at 9.30am and lasts for about an hour. The first and third Sunday are usually communion, the second Sunday is usually an all age service and the fourth Sunday is usually Morning Praise - when Stella and Martin Gowdridge usually lead the worship in music. Services on the fifth Sunday are usually joint services with other churches in the Benefice. Can you help in playing the organ, piano or other instrument? If so please contact either of the church wardens - Christine Woodward Or Malcolm Brown or the church secretary, Carol Smith .
The Christmas lights are on at the lychgate and looking beautiful. A West Hallam couple mentioned this when they came for supper at the Old Black Horse. Thank you Darren and Caron for putting them up.
The Sacred Harp Singers will be using Mapperley Church for their regular meet up on Thursday 1st January 2015. Anyone is welcome to join them to listen and join in.
Mapperley History Project.
MAGAZINES (this was written in 1954 by Rev G Spencer)
Parishioners will be interested to learn that all available magazines of this parish are now permanently bound. The Parish Magazine of West Hallam seems to have been issued first in January 1860, by the Revd C J Newdigate and continued until December 1863, when it appears to have lapsed. It was revived by the Revd C W Birley in January 1901, and has continued in different forms from then until now – sometimes being reduced to a mere leaflet and on one occasion appearing quarterly. All these are now bound in seven volumes and may be seen and referred to at the Rectory, but I am afraid I cannot permit any volume to be taken home.
2014 Note - These bound volumes are now at the Derbyshire Record Office New Street Matlock.
Mapperley History Project.
Mapperley C of E Primary School is situated on the edge of Shipley Country Park in Mapperley village. Our children come from Mapperley, West Hallam, Ilkeston and surrounding areas.
All potential pupils and families are welcome to visit school.
SMALL SCHOOL – BIG FAMILY
Headteacher R J Cripps, Mapperley Church of England (VC) Primary School, Lodge Row, Mapperley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. DE7 6BT. 0115 932 5386
As the Old Black Horse is undergoing a full refurbishment and due to reopen 6pm on 12th March, I thought it would be interesting to provide some history of this landmark.
Our first record for the premises are when we find them To Let in the Derby Mercury dated September 25th 1822.
Also a very convenient malt office adjoining the said dwelling house.
In a complete working state, capable of steeping and drying eight quarters of malt every five days. Which is situated within half a mile of the Nutbrook Canal.
The above premises were lately in the occupation of the late Thomas Abbott, and his under-tenants.
The offer to let was not taken up so the property was advertised for sale on 20th January 1823.
It is at this time when the pub became a Coaching Inn. Mainly providing rooms for visitors to Shipley Hall, requiring overnight stays. The pub, being the nearest hostelry to the Hall.
For many years a stepping stone stood outside the premises, allowing customers easy entry into their carriage.
For More information click here www.mapperleyhistory.com
Mapperley Parish Council Projects
Up-Date February 2015
An apology as it has been sometime since the Council have informed parishioners of the activities being undertaken on their behalf in enhancing the village. The following list indicates projects completed (C) or on-going at present (TBC) since 2013.
Cllr Peter Steiner
Holy Trinity Church, Mapperley, as we know it today replaced the original church built on this site in October 1851. Mr Drury-Lowe of Locko Park gave stone from his Coxbench quarries for its construction. The architect was Thomas D. Barry of Liverpool and local builder Mr T. Brown of West Hallam was given the building contract. Not including architects fees, the total cost of the work was £728. Built originally with Two Bells.
In November 1864 the church was licensed for marriages, a benefit to the residents, who before this date had to travel to Kirk Hallam Parish Church, registered for marriages from Mapperley. This of course makes it difficult for people today who are researching into their family history and cannot find their relative in the Mapperley church registers. On July 1st 1870 Mapperley finally became a separate Ecclesiastical Parish able to carry out all the services for the village.
During 1886 major restoration work was carried out. This included fitting new hot water apparatus, providing a much improved heating system, re-paving the aisles and moving the existing organ to a chamber in the chancel. A vestry was also formed at the west end of the church. In 1890 five bells were fitted to replace the original two 1851 bells.
Parishioners were determined to replace their church, but this would take a further seven years of fundraising and negotiations, before the new church was finally opened. Finally the Right Reverend Geoffrey Francis Allen, Lord Bishop of Derby, carried out the Service of Dedication for the Church of the Holy Trinity on Saturday, 12th April 1966.
For lots more information on Holy Trinity Click Here www.mapperleyhistory.com
Mapperley Church Garden Party
At the home of Barbara Tanner, 1 Main Street, Mapperley
Mapperley History Project
Granting of a Royal Charter to Mapperley 1267
Holy Trinity, Mapperley
Thank you everyone who came to and helped at the Mapperley Church Garden Party. The weather was good and we could enjoy Barbara Tanner's lovely garden. To date £710 has been raised. We will report next month as to how it will be spent.
Holy Trinity, Mapperley
Holy Trinity Church – Mapperley
We are holding Coffee Mornings on the
MAPPERLEY PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR
There is a vacancy for a Councillor to be co-opted onto the Mapperley Parish Council.
No qualifications are required other than the person must live either in the Parish, or within 3 miles of its boundary.
Please contact the Clerk for further information if you might be interested;
Steve Freeborn (Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer)
Notes from Mapperley Parish Council meeting held on 5th October
Concerns were expressed about the speed of cars travelling up and down Mapperley Lane.
Mapperley Parish Council
MAPPERLEY HISTORY ‘TALES OF A PIT MAN’
Show with David Coleman. Holy Trinity Mapperley
HOLY TRINITY MAPPERLEY
A date for your diary. 2nd April 2016 will celebrate the 50 years anniversary of the Induction of Holy Trinity Mapperley, not only for Church of England purposes, but as a dual purpose building for the village. More information will be shown in next month’s magazine.
We offer our prayers and sympathy to the family of