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Heanor & District Local History Society

Visits - Mapperley Village, June 2015

Once or twice a year, in June and/or July, we arrange visits of historic interest for our members. It might mean a bus trip of several hours, or, as in June 2015, it might be something right on our doorstep!

Mapperley - a Surprising Village.

Fitting in with our talk in September 2014, a group of over 30 members were given a guided tour by Mu Stubbs around the village of Mapperley, one of our closest neighbours, just half a mile from Shipley Hall. The photos below show just a few of the things to be found in this tiny village (all can be enlarged by clicking on them).

Members gathered in front of the lych gate at Mapperley church to hear Mu Stubbs give a general history of the village of Mapperley, the “clearing amongst the maple trees”.

The lych gate was erected as a memorial to the three men of the village who were killed in the first world war.



The history of Mapperley is covered by an excellent website - see MapperleyHistory.com