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1700 - 1899

Derby Mercury

Friday 18 October 1765

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A COLLIERY at WEST-HALLAM, in the County of Derry, belonging to Sir Henry Hunloke, Baronet, with a FARM, confilting of above an Hundred Acres of Ground lying convenient thereto. There is all neciffary Buildings erected for the "Life of this Colliery that are proper to carry on the fame, and it is un-watered by a Fire-Engine, which will be fold at a reafonable Price.

Any Perfon may view the Colliery and Farm, by applying to Mr. Thomas Barret at Weft-Hallam ; and whoever chufes to take the fame, may apply to Mr. Manley at Chefterfield, who will treat with them regarding it after the 20th Day of November next.

There is a Turnpike Road from this Colliery to Nottingham, and it lies very convenient for Sale to many other neighbouring Places.

Derby Mercury

Thursday 07 February 1788


AT WEST-HALLAM, A Large Quantity of exceeding FINE HAY, well secured from the Weather, of the growth of the Years 1786 and 1787. Also a Quantity of Good OATS. For particulars apply to Mr. JOSEPH CLARKE of Weft-Hallam aforefaid. N. B. The Hay may lay upon the Premises until the Month of May.

Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties

Friday 13 May 1831


MARRIED, On Tuesday last, West Hallam, in the county of Derby, by the Rev. W. Parker, Robert Evans, Esq., of’Lencote House, West Hallam, to only daughter of Mr. Isaac Attenborough, of the Newdigate Arms Inn.

Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties

Friday 10 September 1841

At meeting of the trustees of the West Hallam free school, on Thursday week, at Mr. F. Martin’s, Mr. Isaac Rowbottom was appointed to succeed his late lamented father in the office of Master, there being no other candidate for the office.

Morning Post

30 December 1843

On Saturday last a brute in human shape, from West Hallam, named Hart, sold his wife in Nottingham market-place, for Is., to a fellow named: Smith, with whom the woman had been living for several years. A rope was tied round the woman's waist, and on the bargain being completed and the money paid it was given to the purchaser, who carried off his prize. All parties seemed satisfied.

Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties

Friday 27 February 1846

Antique Font

Antique font, which in some age had been removed out of the West Hallam church, has lately been recognised by the minister and brought back. It will be restored to the church in a short time.

Derby Mercury

Wednesday 24 March 1847

Post Office Extension

We are informed that the inhabitants of Sandiacre, in this county, have at last obtained a post-office. This has been got by a good deal of trouble. The inhabitants of Stanton-by-Dale are very badly off, and from the amount of business carried on at the iron works, &c, we do not know any place in the county of Derby where a post-office would be more useful. Several of the inhabitants have complained of the exorbitant charges of the letter carriers, and of the neglect in the delivery. One gentleman informed us that a letter was posted at Derby, which contained a summons for him to appear at the Sessions on important business. Now this letter was left at a public-house, and the gentleman to whom it was addressed never received it till it was five or six days too late to go. And, really, the poor people cannot afford to pay 6d. for a letter (which is the average price at Stanton-by-Dale.) We would advise the inhabitants of Stanton, Little Hallam, and West Hallam, to petition her Majesty's postmaster-general, setting forth that Ilkeston and Stapleford are the nearest post towns, and that the charge for the conveyance of letters is a serious affair. We do not fear that reason will overcome paltry and self-interested opposition.

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Friday 09 July 1847

West Hallam. — During the last fortnight the crops in and around the neighbourhood of West Hallam have greatly improved, and bid fair for an abundant harvest. I have made several inquiries as to the re-appearance of the potato blight and I do not find that it has again shown itself to any great extent, at all, at present, in this neighbourhood.— Correspondent.

The north wing of the West Hallam parish church has been pulled down and is at this time being rebuilt, partly at the expense of the parish.

West Hallam and Kirk Hallam Floral and Horticultural Society. — This society will hold its first exhibition this year at Mr. Brown’s, the White Hart Inn, West Hallam, on Tuesday, the 14th instant. Active preparations are being made by the cottagers for the coming show.

Derbyshire Courier

Saturday 06 November 1847

West Hallam

On Wednesday week, the Sunday school children, boys and girls, together with the teachers, the whole numbering 120, assembled at the school-room shortly after three o’clock in the afternoon, to partake of tea and plum-cake; an abundance of both of which had been provided for them by the lady of the worthy rector.

Derbyshire Courier

Saturday 25 November 1848

West Hallam

On Thursday last, West Hallam, the body of Elizabeth Mitchell, aged _ years, who, the day before, was found dead in a field. It appeared that the deceased, who resides at Mapperley, went to West Hallam the Friday previous, which place she left between four and five in the afternoon, for the purpose of returning home, but not arriving, a search was made for her, but she was not found till Wednesday, when she was discovered lying upon her face on the ground. It also appeared that she had fallen down twice before, as there were impressions left upon the ground. A verdict of "Found dead" was returned.

Derby Mercury

Wednesday 22 June 1859

West Hallam.— On Monday morning an explosion took place in an ironstone pit, High-Lane, West Hallam, belonging to Messrs. Whitehouse. One man, Enoch Hart, of Mapperly, and two boys, Clement Haszeldine, of Stanley Common, and Timothy Hart, of Stanley, were severely burnt and bruised.

Derby Mercury

Wednesday 03 August 1859

West Hallam Floral and Horticultural Society

The annual exhibition of the above society took place on Wednesday last, in marquees erected on grounds adjoining the Rectory, West Hallam. The quality of the various fruits, vegetables, etc. shown were considered superior to any of the society's former exhibitions. The attendance of visitors (no doubt owing to the unfavorable state of the weather) was not so numerous as on former occasions. Amongst those who honoured the society with their attendance we noticed Lady and Miss Wilmot and Miss J. Wilmot, J. Mitchel, Esq., Mrs. F. Arkwright and party. Meynel Mundy, Esq. and the Misses Mundy. and Master Mundy, Revs. S. Hey,- Jones (Thrumpton), G. E. S. Fowler, C. J. Newdigate, A. Newdigate, etc., etc. The awards for flowers, fruits, vegetables, &c., were judiciously made by Mr. D. Taylor, of Shipley, and Mr. L. Small, of Ilkeston, and gave general satisfaction.

F. Arkwright, Esq. and Rev. C.J. Newdigate contributed some splendid greenhouse plants; also, Mr. Small some first rate specimens of hollyhocks (not for competition), which were greatly admired. A very interesting feature of the exhibition were the different nosegays of wild flowers very tastefully' arranged by the boys and girls attending the West Hallam Schools, which caused great attraction.

It is to be regretted that the cottagers and farmers in this district do not to a greater extent encourage this exhibition by sending the produce of their gardens, and thus co-operate with the committee in carrying out the objects of the society. At the next show it is hoped an improvement will be seen this respect. The inhabitants of Dale Abbey, Mapperly, Stanton and Shipley, are particularly urged to a greater display than they have hitherto shown, as by this friendly rivalry a great impetus will be given to floral cultivation, which it is the object of the society to promote and encourage.

The following is the prize list:-

First Class For Gentlemen's Gardener*. Amateurs and Nurserymen.
For the best collection of Flowers - 1st, F. Arkwright, Esq.; 2nd, Rev. C. J. Newdigate.
For the best collection of Fruits - Rev. C. J. Newdigate.
For the best collection of Vegetables - Rev C. J. Newdigatc.

Second Class. For Cottagers and Farm Labourers Cultivating their Masters' Ground.

Vegetables - Potatoes (kidney), 1st David Barber; 2nd Robert Fletcher, jun.
Vegetables (round). 1st T. Hallam; 2nd John Hollingworth.
. 1st T. Hallam; 2nd Samuel Flint
Vegetables (red). Samuel Flint.
Carrots, 1st David Barber; 2nd R. Fletcher,jun.
Turnips, 1st Samuel Daykin; 2nd J. Hollingworth.
Onions, 1st David Barber; 2nd Samuel Flint
Onions (winter sown), 1st David Barber; 2nd Samuel Flint
Cucumbers, 1st David Barber; 2nd R. Fletcher, sen.
Peas, 1st R. Fletcher, sen.; 2nd John Daykin.
Beans, 1st Joseph Flint; 2nd J. Hollingworth.
French beans, 1st Samuel Flint; 2nd Joseph Flint
Celery, 1st Thomas Handley; 2nd Fletcher, jun.
Rhubarb. 1st J- Hollingworth; 2nd T. Handley.
Parsley, 1st J. Daykin; 2nd R. Fletcher, sen.
Radishes, 1st J. Daykin ; 2nd S. Daykin.
Parsnips, 1st T. Handley; 2nd R. Fletcher, jun.
Lettuce, 1st T. Handley ; 2nd R Fletcher, jun.
Brocoli, 1st T. Handley ; 2nd R. Fletcher, jun.


Strawberries, R. Fletcher, sen.
, 1st D. Barber; 2nd J. Daykin.
Gooseberries (red), J. Flint Ditto (yellow). J. Flint Ditto (white). J. Flint Ditto (green). J. Flint
Currants (red), 1st J. Hollingworth; 2nd B. Daykin.
Currants (black), 1st J. Hollingworth; 2nd D. Marber.
Currants (white), 1st B. Daykin; 2nd T. Hallam.
Cherries R Fletcher, sen.


Pansies, 1st D. Barber; 2nd S. Daykin.
Pansey (seedling), D. Barber.
Roses. D. Barber.
Hollyhocks 1st D. Barber; 2nd J. Hollingworth.
Nosegays R Fletcher, jun.

Third Class. For Boys attending West Hallam Free School and Cultivating a Garden Allotment

Potatoes (kidney). Moses Hart
Potatoes (round), Joseph Harvey.
Carrots John Hart
Turnips James Daykin.
Onions John Hart
Peas John Hart.
Beans Francis H. Flint
French beans George Brighouse.
Lettuce George Brighouse.

For the neatest best cultivated, and most productive allotment -

1st prize (a spade). James Daykin
2nd (a hoe), Joseph Harvey
3rd (a rake), George Brighouse

Extra Prizes.
For the best cultivated Cottage Garden.-

1st Samuel Flint
Joseph Flint

For the Tidiest Cottage (limited to the parishes West Hallam and Kirk Hallam) -

1st Edward Fletcher
2nd Joseph Flint

For the best Nosegay of Wild Flowers, shown by the Boys and Girls attending West Hallam Schools -

1st Mary Handley
2nd Francis H. Flint
3rd Robert

Derby Mercury

Wednesday 13 July 1870

Great Rejoicings at West Hallam

The little village of West Hallam was yesterday the scene of great rejoicing, the occasion being the visit to that place of Colonel Newdigate, and the Hon. Mrs. Newdigate. The Colonel was married to the Hon. Georgiana Leigh, of Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, on Shrove-Tuesday. They have recently returned from a lengthened sojourn abroad, and as it had been the desire of the honorable lady to pay a visit to West Hallam, with which her gallant husband is so intimately connected. Great preparations were consequently made for the occasion, and a committee was formed to carry out the requisite arrangements. The village soon began to assume quite a festive appearance, and every one donned his or her holiday attire. Gay banners were seen to peep through the bushes in the many gardens attached to the cottages, and from the windows of almost every house were suspended flags of varied colours. Towards one o'clock there was a marshalling of horses, and a movement was made towards the open space in front of the Stag Inn. Here were very soon congregated almost all the inhabitants of West Hallam and Kirk Hallam, and the crowd patiently waited for the arrival of the Colonel and his wife from Byrkley Lodge, Staffordshire. At a quarter past one the horsemen brought word that the looked for couple were approaching and the carriage containing them was speedily on the place of meeting.

A hearty welcome was immediately given to Colonel and Mrs. Newdigate and the horses having been unyoked, a, number of strong and willing lauds laid hold of ropes which they attached to the Carriage preparatory to drawing it.

The weather was most favorable, and it was evident that everyone was enjoying the festive occasion and neither Colonel Newdigate nor his honorable wife will forget the day.

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Derby Daily Telegraph

Friday 31 October 1879


Visit of General Newdigate

On Tuesday afternoon Major-General Newdigate visited West Hallam, after having been engaged for a considerable time in the Zulu war. He arrived by the 4.5 p.m. train from Nottingham. Ho was met by Col. Newdigate, his brother, in his carriage, and other relatives and friends in carriages. A procession was also in waiting, consisting of about 50 horsemen, chiefly tenants of Colonel Newdigate, and hundreds of the villagers and others on foot. The general was greeted at once by cheers from the assembled crowd. After entering the carriage of Colonel Newdigate, he was conveyed through the village to West Hallam Hall, the residence of the Colonel, the procession headed by the Ilkeston Brass Band accompanying the carnages. On the route through the village a large number of flags were hung from the house windows, festoons of flowers and evergreens hung across the streets at various places, and at the entrance of the village, near the schools, and at the entrance to the hall grounds arches have been erected, which were profusely decorated with evergreens, flowers, &c., and over which suitable mottoes and words of welcome were inscribed.

On arriving in front of the West Hallam Schools a halt was made, and General Newdigate addressed the assembled crowd, thanking them for the reception they had accorded to him, &c. The procession then moved on amid the acclamations of the crowd to the hall. After General Newdigate and the party had entered the hall, the Ilkeston Brass Band played selections of music on the lawn in front, and signs of festivity and rejoicing were seen throughout the village. Proceedings were brought to a termination by a display of fireworks in front of the hall about eight o'clock.

Derby Mercury - Wednesday 27 November 1895

Important Sale of Building Land at West Hallam

Recently Mr. T. H. Richardson, of the firm of Messrs. Peel and Richardson, of Ilkeston, acting under instructions from Mr. Walter P. Evans, agent to F. A. I Newdigate, Esq., M.P., offered for sale by auction, at the White Hart Inn, West Hallam, a valuable site consisting of 60 lots of freehold building land. The lots were offered to purchasers on very exceptional terms; the land necessary to make the proposed new streets was given, the vendor also undertaking the making of the streets, laying of sewers, and supplying water. Purchasers also had the opportunity of accepting conveyances prepared by the vendor's solicitors free of expense. The special attractions in the shape of charities, free schools, proximity to a station and to many large collieries, and the pleasant and healthy situation, render West Hallam exceptionally suitable for building, and great interest was taken locally. West Hallam parish has been in possession of the Newdigate family for a large number of years, and this was the first occasion upon which an opportunity was offered of acquiring building land in the parish.

A very large company was present and bidding was brisk. Altogether 23 lots were disposed of, six lots containing 910 square yards each, with a frontage to the road leading from West Hallam station realized from.2s. to 2s. 2d. per yard, two being purchased by Mr. Holbrook, Ilkeston, two by Mr. Daykin, West Hallam and two by Mr. Hodson, West Hallam. A corner lot, containing 900 square yard, upon which shops may be erected, was purchased by Mr. Manners, on behalf of the Ilkeston Co-operative Society, at 2s. 2d. per yard; the next lot, containing 1,366 square yards, and having a frontage to the proposed new street, being secured by Mr. F. Flint for Is. per yard. A corner lot set aside for shops was purchased by Mr. W. E. Shaw, of Ilkeston, at 2s. Id. per square yard; and another corner lot, with frontage to the now street, and intended for shops, was purchased by Mr. Booth at 1s. 6d. per yard. Other lots with frontages to the proposed new streets averaged 1s. 2d. to 1s. 7d. per yard, and were purchased by Messrs. Page, Hallam, Northwood, Dunn, Cox, Sutton, Smedley, Brown, Shaw, and Hartshorne. The works in connection with the new streets' sewers and water undertakings will be commenced at an early date, and it is anticipated that the remaining lots will speedily be disposed of. The vendor's solicitors were Messrs. Lowe and Co. 16, Temple Gardens, Temple, London, E.C.

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