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1920s


Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Friday 30 July 1920

West Hallam

Opening of a Memorial Hall - On Saturday afternoon. Mr. W. H. Quarrell (chairman the Mapperley Colliery Co.) formally opened the memorial hall at West Hallam. The directors of the Mapperley Colliery Company have presented the ground on which the memorial hall stands, about two acres in area, and have laid out a large portion as tennis courts and a howling green. The workmen and officials of the company have erected and furnished the building at a cost of £2,000.

Memorial Service - On Sunday afternoon a largely attended memorial drumhead service was held at West Hallam In a field near the Memorial Hall, organised the Discharged Soldiers' and Sailors’ Association. A temporary cenotaph had been erected, around which were placed floral tributes from the relatives of the fallen. The band of the Sth Battalion Sherwood Foresters was present with a firing party. After an address by the Rev. E. F. Scofield (vicar of Stanley) three volleys were fired, followed the Last Post."


Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Saturday 02 September 1922

West Hallam Church Council

A GRAND GARDEN FETE
Will be held in the RECTORY GROUNDS. WEST HALLAM, on SATURDAY, Sept. 9th, 1922
GROUNDS OPEN TWO P.M. Admission One Shilling; Children Sixpence.
Something For All!
WHIST AND BOWLS FOR THE YOUNG!
TENNIS AND SKITTLES FOR THE YOUNGER!
HOUP-LA & BRAN-TUB FOR THE YOUNGEST!
STALLS OF FANCY ARTICLES, CROCKERY, DAIRY PRODUCE, ETC., FOR THE LADIES.
Refreshments. BAND. DANCING.

Tennis Tournament (Mixed Double). Entries, 3s. each player. Including admission to the Grounds, to be sent to - Mr. H. S. TOMLINSON. The Knoll. West Hallam. By first post September 7th. Proceeds in Aid of Church Bell Fund.


Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Friday 04 November 1927

West Hallam

Coming of Age - On Friday evening last about guests (including friends and relations of family) met at the Girls’ School, West Hallam, to celebrate the coming of age of Richard, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Morris. West Hallam Grange. An enjoyable evening was spent in whist and dancing, everyone present thoroughly enjoying themselves.
At the conclusion of supper the Rector of West Hallam (the Rev. A.E. Wicks) proposed the health of Mr. Richard Morris, congratulating him on attaining his majority, and wishing him a long and happy life in West Hallam, his native place. Mr. I. Derbyshire and Dr. Adams also spoke in humorous view, the Dr. adding advice “follow in your father’s footsteps”

The catering was n the capable hands of Messrs. Ramsden’s of Derby, whilst Miss Clarke’s “Boheme Band” supplied the music. The whist prizes were won by: Ladies - 1 Mrs. Moss. 2 Miss N. Adams: Gentlemen - 1 Mr. W. Bailey. 2 Mr. A. Richardson.

Labour Club and Institute. The members and friends on Wednesday October 26th had a whist drive at the Institute, West Hallam. About fifty assembled and a pleasant evening was spent. The Institute had been tastefully decorated by the lady members of the movement for the occasion. Mr. Harry Chapman, indefatigable and energetic member, efficiently carried out the duties of M.C. and Mr. James Flint presented the prizes as follows:
Ladies: 1 Mrs. Chapman, 2 Mrs. T. Stone. Gentlemen; 1 Mr. G Lee. 2 Mr. M. Hancock. The proceeds were in aid of the party funds.


Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Friday 25 November 1927

West Hallam

Conservative Association. The first meeting of the newly-formed Women’s of the South Derbyshire Conservative Association for the parishes of Stanley and West Hallam was held in the Girls Schoolroom. West Hallam. Wednesday. Nov. 16th. Mrs. B. H. Beaumont presided, and those present were Mrs. A. E. Wicks. Mrs. Harris. Mrs. F. M. Brown (branch secretary and Miss Dare.  By special request Mr. Harris (Conservative agent) gave short address on the policy of the Conservative party.

Lectures —On Thursday evening last week the Girls Schoolroom, the Rev. E Hodson vicar of Ocean Falls. Caledonia. British Columbia and the Colonial and Continental Church Societies special deputation from Canada for 1927-8 gave an interesting lecture on the work of the Church in Canada to a large and appreciative audience. The lecture was illustrated by limelight views. At the close the Rev. A. E. Wicks, rector of West Hallam moved a vote of thanks the Rev. E Hodson for his lecture, and Mr. Ernest K. Ralv for kindly lending and operating the lantern. A collection at the close realised £2 5s 0d

Labour Club. The weekly whist drive was held in the Labour Club Wednesday last week. 
Labour Party. A meeting of the West Hallam branch of the Labour party was held the Labour Club and Institute on Sunday morning.


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Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Friday 27 July 1928

West Hallam

Children's Festival.-The Ilkeston Co-operative Society held their annual children’s festival on the Mapperley Colliery Sports and Pastimes Club's ground, on July 18th. The children of Smalley Common.  Stanley Common, Stanley, Mapperley and West Hallam, met at various points and joined up to form a procession to the Club ground at West Hallam headed by the band of the Mapperley Colliery Company. The weather was exactly suited to the occasion. Tea was served in the Memorial Hall and afterwards, sports and races for the children were indulged in. At the conclusion prizes were distributed from the steps of the hall.


Derby Daily Telegraph

Friday 08 March 1929

West Hallam Rector

Visit of General Newdigate

The living of St. Wilfrid's, West Hallam parish church, has been offered by the patron, Mr. Spencer H, Rook, to the Rev. Wm. Ratcliffe, who is at present the curate-in-charge at Marlpool, Heanor. Mr. Ratcliffe, who was educated at St. David's, Lampeter, was ordained in 1923, held his first curacy at Berriew, afterwards going to Macclesfield. He went out to Vancouver, returning to England to accept the Marlpool curacy last September. Crockford gives the living at West Hallam for 511, together with the rectory.


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Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Friday 18 January 1929

West Hallam

Old Folks’ Party - The joint men’s and Ladies’ committees of the West Hallam and Stanley branch of the South Derbyshire Unionist Association, organised a New Year’s party for the old folk of the district at the Girls School, West Hallam, on Friday last. Forty old folk were conveyed by motor to the school and the total ages were no less than 2,737 years. A substantial tea was served. The programme consisted of games, competitions, music and exhibition dances by children. The violin solos by Mrs. W. Harvie Gilchrist, were much appreciated. Mrs. Spencer H. Rook presented the prizes to the competition winners as follows;—Oldest lady, Mrs. A. Hartley (88) oldest gentleman, Mr. W. Wheatlev (84); cushion competition, Mr. Moses Hartshorn; fixing donkey’s tail. Mrs. Wheatlev and Mr. T. Durow; song and dance, Mr. and Mrs. Cross. After partaking of supper the old folk danced the Sir Roger de Coverley and the proceedings came to an end with the singing of Auld Lang Syne. The guests were conveyed home by motors after having spent a very pleasurable time. Credit Is due to the hon. secretaries. Mrs. F. M. Brown and Mr. D W Flint. M M., for the successful organisation of the event


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Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Friday 22 November 1929

West Hallam

Women’s Guild - The whist drive and dance organised by the newly-formed Women’s Guild drew large and happy gathering at the girls’ school. The rector (Rev. W. Ratcliffe) and Mr. D. W. Flint were M.Cs and Mrs. Ratchliffe presented the prizes. The proceeds are to provide material for the working parties of the guild.

Illness - The parishioners of West Hallam have been much concerned during the last few days about Mr. Harry Summerscales, electrician at the Mapperley Colliery Co.'s Simon Field pits. Mr. Summerscales has been lying in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and a serious and delicate operation was successfully performed on Friday last.

R.A.O.B.— The Scargill Lodge (No. 506) G.C. of Buffaloes held a successful whist drive and dance in the Memorial Hall, West Hallam, last Friday, in aid of the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. Mr. C. Robinson proved himself efficient M.C. In the absence Mrs. W. H. Gilchrist, who was confined to the house with a chill, Mrs. H. Chapman presented the prizes.

Mr. Harry Tarr, the hon. secretary, carried out his duties efficiently. Miss D. Mee’s Elite Band rendered a programme of up-to-date music.


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Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

Friday 20 December 1929

West Hallam

School Concert. The scholars at the West Hallam Girls’ Infant School gave excellent variety entertainment in the schoolroom on Tuesday last. There was a packed attendance and everybody enjoyed themselves. Carols, songs, recitations, duets and folk dancing followed in rapid succession without a single hitch. At the close the rector, the Rev. W. Ratcliffe, congratulated the scholars. Miss Dodds (headmistress) and her staff on the success of their efforts. The proceeds were to provide the customary Christmas parry.


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