(The following 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.

In recent years following research I found that most of the copies of the magazines to 1958 were held in the Derbyshire County Council Archives (DCC) in Matlock. Following a plea to local West Hallam and Mapperley residents I was able to collate copies of all other missing magazines up to the present day. West Hallam Parish Council funded the cost of them being bound and these are all now also at the DCC Archives. Reference D1224.

Duplicates are also held in The Rectory at West Hallam from the period 1966 to date.

The current Magazine Committee are committed to ensuring that this very valuable magazine continues into the next century.

For this we need your help

If you live in West Hallam or Mapperley please place an order for this very interesting magazine to be delivered to your door.

We are a monthly magazine which is 36 – 40 pages of news and events in our area.

Monthly reports are included from many of our local groups and organisations.
A sample of these is as follows:-
Craft Group, Ladies Coffee Club, WI, Flower Club, Gardening Club, Wine Appreciation Society, West Hallam Parish Council, Mapperley Parish Council, West Hallam Village Pre-School, Community Pre School, Methodist News, Friends of Straw’s Bridge, 10th Ilkeston Scout Group, Bramble Lodge News, Mapperley History news, West Hallam Rural and Walking Society, West Hallam History news, WHAC and all Services and News from St Wilfrid’s church and Holy Trinity church.

Local businesses advertise their services so you have easy access to local traders.

Upcoming events are advertised so you never miss out on what is happening.

There is always a lot for you to enjoy.

Obtaining a copy of this magazine could not be easier.
Simply email
- whmnewsdesk@outlook.com

For 12 copies per year hand delivered to your door the cost is just £10 per annum

Or pick up a copy for £1 from Evans Pharmacy, West Hallam

Some Past Parish Magazine Extracts

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