West Hallam and Mapperley Church & Community Magazine
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.
Mapperley had their own magazine in 1903 until 1908 and then over the years they were both separate and joint according to if we had separate vicars for West Hallam & Mapperley. The Vicarage in Mapperley was sold in 1952 so after this time and until the present day the magazine was combined for West Hallam and Mapperley.
Anyone interested in viewing back copies going back to 1860 until the present day can do so by visiting Derbyshire County Archives in Matlock. Duplicate copies dating back to 1984 are held in The Rectory, West Hallam.
If you live in West Hallam or Mapperley you can have this monthly magazine delivered direct to your door.
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It is due to support from residents that this magazine has survived for over 155 years.
Archiving of West Hallam & Mapperley Church and Community Magazines
I advertised a few years ago for back copies of this magazine to add to those already held in the Derbyshire Records Office in Matlock. The result being that I was able to bring the records up to date having obtained a magazine for every one of the 34 missing years from 1978. They already held records from 1860 (minus some years when it wasn't produced). I found an interesting article in the Nov 1999 magazine that Revd Ken and Mrs. Ann Vorley had funded the binding of parish magazines produced in their ministry of West Hallam; Ken was Rector from 1971 to 1977
Due to the volume of magazines donated during my appeal I was also able to create duplicate files which are held in the Rectory and are kept up to date
The binding and archiving continues and is a valuable resource for anyone researching the past.
Elaine Sarson 2019